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Energetic Secondary Fuel Injection for Propulsion System Performance Improvement

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
82708
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N071-082-0135
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
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 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Energetic Secondary Fuel Injection for Propulsion System Performance Improvement
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-07-M-0313
Award Amount: $69,989.00
 

Abstract:

This program will develop the technology needed to design active combustion control (ACC) techniques using energetic secondary fuel injection concepts. We will use the ACC experiments of Yu (UMD) and the energetic fuel research of Yetter (PSU) as stepping-stones. CRAFT Tech will assess and validate their hybrid RANS/LES methodology (previously used to design active control systems for weapons bays with microjet actuation) using datasets of Yu. Initial work will focus on analyzing a rearward facing step dump combustor with secondary nano-Al injection. The CFD code to be used has a detailed nano-Al combustion model based on collaborative work with Yetter for secondary nano-Al injection into scramjet combustors. Pulsed injection modeling work will make use of Yu's data for an axisymmetric ramjet combustor with a pulsed fuel injection system. Yu and Yetter will serve as consultants on this effort. Yu will formulate a Phase II test plan based on use of existing hardware to evaluate improved ACC concepts, and, to directly support the validation of a CFD code configured to directly support ACC concept design. Yetter will examine the applicability of several energetic fuels that show promise for secondary injection for ACC applications, to be tested in Phase II.

Principal Investigator:

Srinivasan Arunajatesan
Senior Research Scientist
2157661520
ajs@craft-tech.com

Business Contact:

Sanford M. Dash
President & Chief Scientist
2157661520
dash@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