Cortana Corporation is a
small business that was established in 1976 to provide leading edge technologies
and consulting services to governments, private industry, and commercial
activities. Our core skills are hydrodynamics, process engineering, and team
leadership. Cortana has military,
commercial, and international experience in the field, including signature
reduction for a wide range of ship types and classes.
Corporation has successfully completed many multi-year technical research
Corporation is uniquely positioned with patented, mature drag reduction
technologies to provide solutions to real world problems of fuel efficiency and
payload efficiency for both DoD and commercial marine vessels.
These core advantages have positioned Cortana to provide innovative
signature control solutions for submarines and ships and to develop data systems
that support spectral exploitation for a variety of purposes.
world-renowned experts in the improvement of ship efficiency to reduce signature
and energy consumption. The
supporting technologies include shaping, appendage configuration and location,
polymer and microbubble additives, and compliant coatings.
This gives Cortana unique insights into ship hydrodynamics that has
resulted in over forty patents. Our
strong corporate leadership and willingness to team with strategic partners has
resulted in the first at-sea demonstration of economically viable active
boundary layer control.
over the past 20 years, Cortana has developed a material signature exploitation
system that provides specific parameters for broadband radiometric exploitation
via the integration of data, models, and algorithms.
have recently demonstrated technologies that can significantly improve the
benefit of a drag reduction system. A
compliant coating combined with the drag additives of the current drag reduction
system could significantly reduce expenditure of the additives while providing
the same or an improved benefit. Additionally,
there are some
applications wherein entraining air into the ejectant can further reduce the
expenditure rates of additive. One
such application is for surface ships. Work
is continuing on the development of additives, such as polymers, that have
improved performance and are more cost-effective. These developments have the
potential to make drag reduction even more attractive as energy conservation and
efficiency become business imperatives.
Corporationís government clients have included the U.S. Department of Defense,
the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, German, Dutch, Italian, British,
and Israeli submarine design authorities, and a number of shipbuilders and U.S.
the recent past, our strategic partners have included: Northrop Grumman, General
Dynamics, Pacific Marine & Supply Co Ltd, Dow Chemical, RD Rubber, Prime
Photonics, Clearwater Separations Systems, and