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Novel Experimental Collection of High Quality Missile Plume Flowfield Data &…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
74716
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
044-0044
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Combustion Research and Flow Technology,
6210 Kellers Church Road Pipersville, PA 18947-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Novel Experimental Collection of High Quality Missile Plume Flowfield Data & Model Validation
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: W9113M-05-C-0104
Award Amount: $99,945.00
 

Abstract:

The accurate prediction of missile plume signatures within the afterburning shutdown regime plays a crucial role in the development of a number of missile defense technologies for Boost Phase Intercept (BPI). These include algorithms for plume-to-hardbody handover, aimpoint selection, system typing, tracking, and the development of critical sensor parameters such as noise equivalent target thresholds. However, current state-of-the-art predictive codes cannot accurately represent the evolution of plume signatures through the afterburning shutdown regime. This results from an inadequate understanding of the associated physics and absence of supportive laboratory flowfield data that correlate flowfield measurements with simultaneous measurements of infra-red (IR) emissions. The proposed Phase I program will lead to detailed plans for obtaining new data sets in the CUBRC LENS shock tunnel facility that duplicate true flight conditions and can be used to improve the predictive capabilities of plume CFD models in the afterburning shutdown regime. The development of the test plans will be closely supported by CFD simulations to ensure that the entire afterburning cessation envelope is covered during the tests. State-of-the-art non-intrusive diagnostic measurements of plume flowfields will be performed at simulated altitudes, and companion measurements of IR emissions will be obtained.

Principal Investigator:

Neeraj Sinha
Vice President & Technical Director
2157661520
sinha@craft-tech.com

Business Contact:

Neeraj Sinha
Vice President & Technical Director
2157661520
sinha@craft-tech.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

COMBUSTION RESEARCH & FLOW TECHNOLOGY, INC.
6210 Keller's Church Road Pipersville, PA 18947

EIN/Tax ID: 232759059
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No