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Propulsion Related Missile Phenomena

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Department of Defense
Missile Defense Agency
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Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Combustion Research and Flow Technology, Inc.
6210 Kellers Church Road Pipersville, PA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Propulsion Related Missile Phenomena
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: FA9300-04-C-0045
Award Amount: $749,928.00


This effort entails the modeling of a variety of propulsive related missile phenomena of interest to MDA with an emphasis on lower altitude (h< 70km) problems, as well as on continuum/non-continuum bridging to provide the correct initial conditions for DSMC solutions. Phenomena to be modeled include: post-shutdown fuel venting and motor/nozzle debris expulsion; transient control jet and shutdown/staging venting problems; fuel venting associated with laser puncture for lethality evaluation; contrail/extended plumes including secondary smoke formation; and depressed trajectory, hypersonic missile scramjet propelled plumes. Advanced multiphase (breakup, vaporization/condensation) and highly-specialized thermochemistry models will be utilized. Deliverables will include extended versions of the new MDA/AFRL RPFM rocket plume code that will be able to provide rapid engineering solutions to these propulsive phenomena (minutes on small clusters) using a GUI-based framework with self-contained gridding, grid adaptation, and thermochemical data banks. Also addressed in this Phase II effort is the interfacing required for high-altitude propulsive phenomena (via a cooperative effort with L. Bernstein/Spectral Sciences, Inc. to interface our continuum solutions with the SOCRATES-P DSMC solutions) and the interfacing required to provide requisite data sets for scene generation (via collaboration with D. Crow/Kinetics, Inc. to provide data sets for use with the FLITES code).

Principal Investigator:

Sanford M. Dash
President & Chief Scienti

Business Contact:

Sanford M. Dash
President & Chief Scienti
Small Business Information at Submission:

6210 Keller's Church Road Pipersville, PA 18947

EIN/Tax ID: 232759059
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No