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Automated Design and Analysis Tool for CEV Structural and TPS Components

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
77547
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
054662
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Collier Research & Development Corporation
45 Diamond Hill Road Hampton, VA 23666-6016
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Automated Design and Analysis Tool for CEV Structural and TPS Components
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNL06AA57P
Award Amount: $69,990.00
 

Abstract:

The innovation of the proposed effort is a unique automated process for the analysis, design, and sizing of CEV structures and TPS. This developed process will permit hundreds of conceptual and preliminary design trade studies to be performed in a matter of only a few days rather than several months. This shorter time is made possible by replacing or reducing currently required experienced analyst interaction (man in the loop) with predefined knowledge based sizing templates and floating virtual structural component definitions for both surfaces zones and connecting bonded/bolted joints. The resulting capability will be an open architecture built within the HyperSizerREG commercial software suitable for internally integrating NASA or industry developed specialty discipline analysis codes and externally integrating HyperSizer with NASA larger design systems. This new capability will be unique in that no other commercial or non-commercial tool will have the same level of depth, breadth, accuracy, speed, verification & validation, and software robustness for performing weight prediction and reduction, structural integrity margins-of-safety reporting, and reliability prediction and improvement. This innovation will involve four tasks: 1) Development of knowledge based sizing templates; 2) Development of floating virtual components; 3) Support for NASA on-going multi-disciplinary design system integration activities; and 4) Development of an automated HyperSizer-FEM i

Principal Investigator:

Phil Yarrington
Principal Investigator
7578250000
phil.yarrington@hypersizer.com

Business Contact:

Ivonne Collier
Vice President
7578250000
ivonne.collier@hypersizer.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Collier Research & Development Corporation
45 Diamond Hill Road Hampton, VA 23666

EIN/Tax ID: 541746146
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No