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Gas Turbine Engine Jet Noise & Plume IR Signature Attenuation

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
75248
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N052-088-0183
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 2
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Gas Turbine Engine Jet Noise & Plume IR Signature Attenuation
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-07-C-0016
Award Amount: $929,855.00
 

Abstract:

Novel techniques for jet noise mitigation and plume IR attenuation techniques will be evaluated by CRAFT Tech and NCPA for application to the F/A-18 E/F and the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) aircrafts. Two concepts, featuring corrugated nozzle seals and lobed ejector seals, will be analyzed at 1/10th scale at NCPA, including characterization of jet noise and plume IR suppression. The experimental activities will be complemented by high-fidelity CFD simulations, including predictions of jet noise emissions and plume infra-red (IR) signature. Design optimization procedures will be utilized to identify optimal designs for the suppression concepts at varied power settings, e.g. FCLP (Field Carrier Landing Practice), mil-power, cruise, take-off and landing, including off-design performance. CFD studies will also support the scale-up and extrapolation of laboratory scale, static firing noise & plume IR measurements to include forward flight effects, as well as inclusion of "real world" engine effects, e.g. coupling with manufacturer's cycle deck for the engine, partially mixed bypass flow, complex wall cooling, etc. and the influence of vehicle aerodynamic flowfield on downstream plume evolution. Plans for Phase III evaluation of the suppression concepts at full-scale with production F414-400 and F135 engines will also be provided to the US Navy.

Principal Investigator:

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

Business Contact:

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

COMBUSTION RESEARCH & FLOW TECHNOLOGY,
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