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EXPENDABLE AIR VHEICLES/HIGH ALTITUDE BALLOON TECHNOLOGY

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
8428
Program Year/Program:
1988 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
8428
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Coleman Research Corp.
5950 Lakehurst Drive Orlando, FL 32819
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1988
Title: EXPENDABLE AIR VHEICLES/HIGH ALTITUDE BALLOON TECHNOLOGY
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,972.00
 

Abstract:

COLEMAN RESEARCH CORPORATION (CRC) PROPOSES TO DEVELOP THE CAPABILITY TO PERFORM COMPUTER SIMULATIONS OF UPPER-ATMOSPHERE BALLOON DRIFT PATTERNS. MODELS OF ZERO-PRESSURE AND SUPER-PRESSURE BALLOONS WILL BE DEVELOPED TO ACCOUNT FOR BUOYANCY, MASS PROPERTIES, AERODYNAMIC CONFIGURATION, PROPULSIVE CAPABILITY, AND OTHER PHYSICAL PARAMETERS WHICH INFLUENCE THE RESPONSE OF THE BALLOON SYSTEM TO EXTERNAL ENVIRONMENTS. AN ATMOSPHERE MODEL WILL BE DEVELOPED WHICH ACCOUNTS FOR REALISTIC ATMOSPHERIC PROPERTY VARIATIONS. THESE MODELS WILL BE INTEGRATED INTO A MODULAR, CRC-PROPRIETARY FLIGHT SIMULATION. THE RESULTING PROGRAM WILL BE EXERCISED TO PRODUCE 24-HOUR BALLOON DRIFT PATTERNS AT A OMINAL OPERATING ALTITUDE OF 70,000 FEET AND ONE-YEAR DRIFT PATTERNS AT AN ALTITUDE OF 120,000 FEET. THE PRIMARY PRODUCT OF THIS EFFORT WILL BE PLOTS SHOWING BALLOON DRIFT PATTERNS FOR THE TWO SETS OF OPERATING CODITIONS. ALSO, THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE BALLOON MODELS AND THE ATMOSPHERE MODEL WILL BE DOCUMENTED.

Principal Investigator:

Robert l hawkins
2058376000

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Coleman Research Corp
401 Wynn Dr Huntsville, AL 35805

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No