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Company Information:

Company Name: Combustion Science & Engineering, Inc.
City: Columbia
State: MD
Zip+4: 21045-
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: http://www.csefire.com
Phone: (410) 884-3266

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,239,933.00 13
SBIR Phase II $3,476,349.00 5
STTR Phase I $349,976.00 3
STTR Phase II $750,000.00 1

Award List:

A SMOKE DETECTOR ALERT DEVICE FOR THE DEAF

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Richard J. Roby
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Not Available AcuSoft proposes to research and develop a database correlation tool to maximize the reusability of existing and future Computer Generated Forces Terrain databases and to improve upon current terrain database correlation methods. In the Phase I effort, AcuSoft will 1) Study simulation… More

High Fuel-Air Ratio (FAR) Combustor Modeling

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Richard J. Roby, President / Technical Dir
Award Amount: $69,972.00
Abstract:
"Advanced mission requirements for both military and civilian aircraft demand greater engine efficiency and increased thrust-to-weight ratios. These requirements have driven aircraft engine designers to increased pressure ratios and higher totaltemperatures for next generation engines. This… More

Enhancing Engine Operating Envelope by Ignition and Lean Blowout Modeling and Simulation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Michael S. Klassen, Principal Research Engine
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Combustion Science & Engineering, Inc. (CSE) proposes to develop an advanced modeling tool that incorporates the abilities of CFD to properly predict flow field variables with the ability to consider complicated chemical kinetics through the use ofchemical reactor modeling. This tool will be… More

Smoke Detector Alert for the Deaf

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Richard J. Roby
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Two million Fires annually kill and injure more than 27,000 people in the US. All other natural disasters (floods, hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes, etc) account for only a small percentage of those injured in fire every year and it is estimated that as many as… More

Smoke Detector Alert for the Deaf

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Richard J. Roby
Award Amount: $749,881.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Two million Fires annually kill and injure more than 27,000 people in the US. All other natural disasters (floods, hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes, etc) account for only a small percentage of those injured in fire every year and it is estimated that as many as… More

Smoke Field Modeling to Support Damage Control Assessment and Decision-making in Shipboard Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Andrew Hamer, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $69,995.00
Abstract:
In order to support advanced, automated damage control (DC) planning and operations for low manning ship concepts, prognostic modeling of the spread of smoke is needed. Existing models do not address smoke spread and propagation in confined spaces such as onboard ships. The goal of this project is… More

Chemical Kinetics Modeling Tools for Hydrocarbon Scramjet Propulsion System Design

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Research Institution: GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Principal Investigator: Michael Klassen, Principal Research Engineer
Award Amount: $99,978.00
RI Contact: James Berkowitz
Abstract:
Reliable design tools are of paramount importance to predict the combustion processes under supersonic conditions, as obtaining ground experimental data under these conditions is difficult and expensive. Combustion Science & Engineering, Inc. (CSE) proposes to develop a global approach for creating… More

Chemical Kinetics Modeling Tools for Hydrocarbon Scramjet Propulsion System Design

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Research Institution: GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Principal Investigator: Michael Klassen, Principal Research Engineer
Award Amount: $750,000.00
RI Contact: Suresh Menon
Abstract:
One of the difficulties in reactive flow simulation is the development of reduced models that are capable of predicting the non-equilibrium processes such as ignition and blow-out. Hydrocarbon fuels become viable alternatives to hydrogen at Mach numbers below 10, because of greater fuel densities… More

Apparatus and Method to measure thermal insulation factors for use with BURNSIM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Richard J. Roby, President and Technical Director
Award Amount: $99,990.00
Abstract:
New aircraft such as the STOVL present a different thermal risk to personnel then traditional aircraft designs. Personnel operating within the thermal risk areas of these aircrafts wear personal protective equipment (PPE), but current PPE provide insufficient protection against the thermal hazards… More

Flame Ignition/Extinction Model for Static Stability Prediction

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Michael Klassen, Principal Research Engineer
Award Amount: $99,990.00
Abstract:
As maintaining a stable combustion process is a major challenge associated with augmentor design and operation, numerical simulations are necessary to understand the combustion process and develop control strategies. Thus, it is essential to have reliable reduced kinetic models that are capable of… More

Chemical Kinetics for Vitiated Flows

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Michael Klassen, Principal Research Engineer
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The flame stability in typical augmenters is largely determined by vitiated air composition and high preheat temperature of the incoming flow. Presence of significant quantities of CO2 and H2O in the vitiated air will affect the oxidation characteristics of jet fuels by increasing the third-body… More

Flame Ignition/Extinction Model for Static Stability Prediction

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Michael Klassen, Principal Research Engine
Award Amount: $741,477.00
Abstract:
Maintaining stable combustion is a major challenge associated with augmentor design and operation. Numerical simulations of this process are necessary to understand the combustion process and develop control strategies. Thus, it is essential to have reliable reduced kinetic models that are capable… More

Chemical Kinetics for Vitiated Flows

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Michael Klassen, Principal Research Engine
Award Amount: $484,991.00
Abstract:
The flame stability in typical augmenters is largely determined by vitiated air composition and high preheat temperature of the incoming flow. Presence of significant quantities of CO2 and H2O in the vitiated air will affect the oxidation characteristics of jet fuels by increasing the third-body… More

Improved Two-Phase Model for JP-8 and Alternative Fuels

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Richard Joklik, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Augmentor stability is a major issue for the design of reliable engines over a broad range of operating conditions. The stability of the combustion process in augmentors is a result of the interaction between the unsteady fluid mechanics around the flameholder, finite-rate chemistry, and the physics… More

Multiphase Phenomena In Thermal Management Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Kwasi Foli, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
The advancement of aeropropulsion technologies has placed increasing demand on the structural and thermal capabilities of high speed aeroengines. Though hydrocarbon fuels have been used as cooling media in jet aircraft engines for several years, advanced flight vehicles are reaching a practical heat… More

Efficiency Methodologies for Chemical Reactions of JP-8

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Ponnuthurai Gokulakrishnan, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $99,987.00
Abstract:
As maintaining a stable combustion process is a major challenge associated with augmentor design and operation, numerical simulations are necessary to understand the combustion process and develop control strategies. Thus, it is essential to have reliable reduced kinetic models that are capable of… More

Multiphase Phenomena In Thermal Management Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Kwasi Foli, Principal Engineer – (410) 884-3266
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
The advancement of aeropropulsion technologies has placed increasing demand on the structural and thermal capabilities of high speed aeroengines. One solution to absorbing the high heat loads generated during chemical reactions is to use endothermic fuels in the cooling loops of these engines. At… More

Turbulent Combustion Interaction Models for LES Simulations of High Speed Flow

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Research Institution: University of Michigan
Principal Investigator: Ponnuthurai Gokulakrishnan, Principal Engineer – (410) 884-3266
Award Amount: $99,998.00
RI Contact: Krista L. Campeau
Abstract:
Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) solvers based on RANS, URANS or LES are required to estimate the filtered reaction rates to account for the turbulent-chemistry interactions for accurate modeling of reactive flows. It is critical to have a reliable reaction rate estimation scheme coupled with… More

Efficiency Methodologies for Chemical Reactions of JP-8

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Ponnuthurai Gokulakrishnan, Principal Engineer – (410) 884-3266
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: It is essential to have reliable reduced kinetic models that are capable of predicting transient combustion phenomena such as ignition and extinction under augmentor operating conditions. Combustion Science & Engineering, Inc. proposes to develop a robust, computationally efficient… More

Computational Modeling of Coupled Acoustic and Combustion Phenomena Inherent to Gas Turbine Engines

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Esteban Gonzalez-Juez, Senior Engineer – (410) 884-3266
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Combustion instabilities can be a serious problem in combustion devices including augmentors/afterburners. Their prediction is very challenging due to nonlinear interactions between various complex phenomena, including acoustics, combustion, and turbulence. The goal of this project is… More

Improved Reaction Models for Petroleum and Alternative JP-5/8 Fuels

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Ponnuthurai Gokulakrishnan, Prinicipal Engineer – (410) 884-3266
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: In recent years, diversification of energy dependence on foreign oil has attracted the use of alternative fuels such as the Fischer-Tropsch jet fuels and hydro-treated renewable jet fuels. However, there are combustion stability issues with alternative fuels in the aircraft engines… More

Nonequilibrium Plasma-Assisted Combustion-Efficiency Control in Vitiated Air

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Research Institution: Purdue University
Principal Investigator: Richard Joklik, Prinicipal Engineer – (410) 884-3266
Award Amount: $150,000.00
RI Contact: Helen Moschinger
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The ability of plasmas to modify combustion has been known for more than 50 years. Recent advances in plasma generation technology and measurement diagnostics have led to extensive efforts to understand both the kinetics of the plasma-flame interaction and the enhancement of combustion… More