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Company Information:

Company Name:
Cascade TechNologies, Inc.
Address:
2445 Faber Place
Suite 100
Palo Alto, CA 94303-3347
Phone:
(650) 224-4882
URL:
EIN:
43353686
DUNS:
179576715
Number of Employees:
12
Woman-Owned?:
No
Minority-Owned?:
No
HUBZone-Owned?:
No

Commercialization:

Has been acquired/merged with?:
N/A
Has had Spin-off?:
N/A
Has Had IPO?:
N/A
Year of IPO:
N/A
Has Patents?:
N/A
Number of Patents:
N/A
Total Sales to Date $:
$ 0.00
Total Investment to Date $
$ 0.00
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Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,019,859.00 11
SBIR Phase II $2,700,120.00 3
STTR Phase I $539,751.00 6
STTR Phase II $2,983,901.00 4

Award List:

High Fuel-to-Air Ratio (FAR) Development Tool

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,995.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Parviz Moin, President
Abstract:
The objective of this proposal is to develop a simulation tool capable of accurate predictions of the complex mixing process in gas turbine engine combustors, applicable to complex geometry, multi-physics problems, and combustion in lean and high FAR regions. Because of the importance of the mixing… More

High Fuel-to-Air Ratio (FAR) Development Tool

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$948,714.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Robert J. Moffat, Senior Fellow
Abstract:
The objective is to develop a simulation tool capable of accurate predictions of the complex mixing process in gas turbine engine combustors, applicable to complex geometry, multi-physics problems, and combustion in lean and high FAR regions. Because of the importance of the mixing process, the… More

Advanced Liquid Surface Tracking Software for Predicting Atomization in Gas Turbine Combustors and Augmentors

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,958.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Shoreh Hajiloo, General manager
Abstract:
The atomization of liquid fuels is a key process in gas turbine engines and augmentors, directly influencing combustion and thus engine performance. While adequate models exist for the secondary atomization, the crucial initial breakup is not well understood and predictive numerical simulation tools… More

Flame Ignition/Extinction Model for Static Stability Prediction

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,911.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Shoreh Hajiloo, General manager
Abstract:
Ensuring static stability of the flame is of utmost importance in augmentor systems. It is proposed to develop an optimum set of models that will numerically simulate turbulent combustion in augmentors and help in the detailed understanding of the physical processes affecting the static stability of… More

Stability Models for Augmentor Design Tools and Technology Assessment

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,775.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Robert Moffat, Senior Fellow
Research Institution:
STANFORD UNIV.
RI Contact:
Godfrey Mungal
Abstract:
We are proposing a joint experimental/modeling and computational study to develop stability models for CFD codes to design advanced augmentors. Experiments will be conducted at the Research Institution to address various issues related to augmentor stability under vitiated conditions. A stream of… More

Stability Models for Augmentor Design Tools and Technology Assessment

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / STTR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$739,733.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Shoreh Hajiloo, General Manager
Research Institution:
STANFORD UNIV.
RI Contact:
Sashi Ram
Abstract:
Augmentors, increase the thrust of a gas turbine engine by burning additional fuel with hot engine exhaust gases. Maintaining flame stability over a wide range of operating conditions is desired. An understanding of the effects of geometry and combustion processes on the flame stability is required… More

Advanced Liquid Surface Tracking Software for Predicting Atomization in Gas Turbine Combustors and Augmentors

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$751,421.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Shoreh Hajiloo, General Manager
Abstract:
The atomization of liquid fuels is a key process in gas turbine engines and augmentors, directly influencing combustion and thus engine performance. While adequate models exist for the secondary atomization, the crucial initial breakup is not well understood and predictive numerical simulation tools… More

Large Eddy Simulations of Hot Supersonic Jets for Aeroacoustics

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Shoreh Hajiloo, General Manager
Research Institution:
California Institute of Technology
RI Contact:
Tim Colonius
Abstract:
The technical objective of this proposal is to develop and demonstrate LES capability to predict hot jet noise at supersonic operating conditions of tactical aircrafts. We also propose an LES based non-linear instability method (NPSE) to provide reduced order, physics-based models for noise… More

Heat Transfer Prediction in Transitional Hypersonic Flow

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Shoreh Hajiloo, General Manager
Research Institution:
Stanford University
RI Contact:
Sanjiva Lele
Abstract:
Accurate prediction of heat transfer in hypersonic boundary layers undergoing transition from laminar to turbulent regime is a technical challenge. Heat transfer overshoot at transition region is of particular interest here. We have proposed a two pronged approach for this problem. On one hand we… More

Rotor Wake Computations for Direct Integration with Current CFD Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Bono Wasistho, Senior CFD Engineer
Research Institution:
Stanford University
RI Contact:
Juan Alonso
Abstract:
The technical objective is to develop methodology and tools suitable for the integration of more efficient but accurate rotor wake computations within current unstructured CFD computations. The proposed method avoids the use of computationally intensive full overset rotor computations with attached… More

Efficient Kinetic/Continuum Simulations of Hypervelocity Gas Flows in Nonequilibrium Dissociation and Ionization for Earth Atmospheres

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,976.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Shoreh Hajiloo, General Manager
Research Institution:
STANFORD UNIV.
RI Contact:
Mark Cappelli
Abstract:
In this project, we propose an original method to simulate dissociated and ionized hypersonic air flows from continuum to rarefied regimes for a wide range of scales inherent in Air Force applications. We will introduce the most consistent physical model currently available in kinetic theory. The… More

Towards More Efficient Comprehensive Rotor Noise Simulation

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Bono Wasistho, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Rotorcraft design and optimization currently still rely largely on simplified (low-fidelity) models, such as rotor disk or wake models to reduce the turn-around time and allow exploration of a large parameter space. On the other hand, accurate noise prediction requires first principle, high fidelity… More

Effect of Engine Installation on Jet Noise using a Hybrid LES/RANS Approach

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Yaser Khalighi, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Installation effects arising from propulsion airframe interaction are known to produce substantial variations in the in-situ jet noise. A hybrid LES/RANS computational framework is proposed for prediction of noise from the engine and airframe, and interactions between airframe and propulsion… More

Efficient Implementation of Models for Improved Prediction of Gas Turbine Combustor and Augmentor Robustness

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Shoreh Hajiloo, General Manager
Abstract:
Sophisticated models will be developed for accurate simulation of gas turbine combustion occurring in the augmentor regions of modern military aircraft engines. The focus will be on the formulation of these combustion models in a large eddy simulation (LES) setting. A sub-filter combustion model… More

Aeroacoustics of High-Speed Jet Impingement

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$80,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Yaser Khalighi, Technical Lead
Abstract:
CASCADE Technologies is proposing to use CharLES, its in-house unstructured large eddy simulation technology (LES), to simulate the flow and noise emitted from supersonic impinging jets. This problem is relevant to noise of combat aircrafts designed for Short Takeoff and Vertical landing (STOVL) as… More

Computational Characterization of Aeroengine Combustor/Augmentor Fuel Injectors

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$80,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Shoreh Hajiloo, General Manager
Abstract:
Liquid fuel injected into combustors has to undergo atomization in order to increase the available fuel surface area for fast evaporation, mixing, and subsequent combustion. Experimental access to the atomization region in realistic fuel injectors is limited. Recent advances in numerical methods and… More

Turbulent Combustion Interaction Models for LES Simulations of High Speed Flow

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
Hung Le, General Manager – (650) 521-0243
Research Institution:
Georgia Institute of Technology
RI Contact:
Suresh Menon
Abstract:
At present, the predictive capability of simulation codes and models used in the conceptual planning and design of high-speed propulsion systems is limited by the ability to describe the complex flow fields inside the combustor, mixing models, detailed chemistry and turbulence-chemistry… More

Heat Transfer Prediction in Transitional Hypersonic Flow

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / STTR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$750,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Shoreh Hajiloo, General Manager – (650) 521-0243
Research Institution:
Stanford University
RI Contact:
Catherine Boxwell
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Predicting the wall heat loading experienced by hypersonic vehicles during the transition from laminar to turbulent boundary layer flow is the grand-challenge tackled by the present proposal. Previous studies have not focused completely on this phenomenon. In this work we adopt… More

Large Eddy Simulations of Hot Supersonic Jets for Aeroacoustics

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / STTR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$744,193.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Yaser Khalighi, Technical Lead – (650) 521-0243
Research Institution:
California Institute of Technology
RI Contact:
Mary Gibson
Abstract:
LES will be used to calculate flow and noise issuing from realistic engine configurations such as realistic engine nozzle throats, serrated nozzles, straight ramp diffusers, and over/under expanded operation. Nozzle geometry and operating conditions can be specified by the government with the… More

Real-Time Simulation Methodology for Rotor-Airwake Interactions

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$80,000.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Bono Wasitho, Technical Lead – (650) 521-0243
Abstract:
The overall objective of this proposal is to develop a physics based methodology that is capable of simulating two-way coupled, non-linear interaction of ship-airwake and helicopter rotor-wake in flow-through in a real-time fashion, and to demonstrate the prototype method in the Manned Flight… More

Computational Characterization of Aeroengine Combustor/Augmentor Fuel Injectors

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$999,985.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Hung Le, General Manager – (650) 521-0243
Abstract:
The work proposed for this project arises from the need for modeling a realistic fuel atomization process in a complex combustor/augmentor fuel injector. In a real gas turbine combustor or augmentor, the injected liquid fuel undergo atomization for fast evaporation, mixing and combustion.… More

Turbulent Combustion Interaction Models for LES Simulations of High Speed Flow

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / STTR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,975.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
Hung Le, General Manager – (650) 521-0243
Research Institution:
University of Michigan
RI Contact:
Krista L. Campeau
Abstract:
This work will develop and validate a high-fidelity LES combustion model based on Flamelet Progress Variable approach for accurate prediction of high-speed turbulent combustion. The flamelet-modeling paradigm facilitates consideration of detailed reaction chemistry and complex turbulence-chemistry… More

Modeling of interior nozzle flows for transient effects, realistic high performance nozzle physics and coupling to Large Eddy Simulation modeling of t

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,995.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Hung Le, General Manager – (650) 521-0243
Abstract:
The objective of the present proposal is to develop and apply accurate, robust and cost-effective methodologies for the prediction of the interior nozzle flow, seamlessly coupled with high-fidelity large eddy simulation (LES) for the prediction of the jet plume and radiated noise. The simulations… More

Web platform architecture for CFD simulations and real-time analysis on HPC resources

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$150,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
The availability and continued growth of High Performance Computing (HPC) is opening new avenues for complex physics based software simulations. The usage of HPC is particularly important in high-fidelity Large-Eddy Simulation (LES) a branch of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) of multi-physics… More