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Next Generation Flight Simulation Aerodynamic Modeling of Rotary-Wing Aircraft

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
87443
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N081-013-0479
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Continuum Dynamics, Inc.
34 Lexington Avenue Ewing, NJ 08618-2302
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Next Generation Flight Simulation Aerodynamic Modeling of Rotary-Wing Aircraft
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-09-C-0329
Award Amount: $749,962.00
 

Abstract:

Continuum Dynamics, Inc., has recently developed innovative, real-time physics-based models of rotary-wing aerodynamics for flight simulations that improve upon previously used math models. By directly modeling the physics of rotary-wing aerodynamics in real-time, these models provide high fidelity with minimal tuning and are straightforward to update for new aircraft. Extensive validation has established the ability of these new methods to accurately predict many key aerodynamic metrics without any reliance on test data. The new models have already been incorporated into simulation and analysis software by all major U.S. rotorcraft manufacturers. The effort proposed here is to extend these models from rotor and rotor wake aerodynamics to include full aircraft aerodynamics, including the fuselage, empennage and wing, for both tiltrotors and conventional helicopters. A three-pronged effort is proposed involving, (1) expansion of existing methods to include real-time physical models of all aircraft component aerodynamics, (2) incorporation of new models into government and industry tiltrotor simulations and (3) validation and qualification of the new tiltrotor simulation through comparison with flight test data. Emphasis will be on developing flexible, robust, modules easy to install across multiple simulation platforms and scalable to improve in fidelity as computer hardware improves.

Principal Investigator:

Daniel Wachspress
Assopciate
6095380444
dan@continuum-dynamics.com

Business Contact:

Barbara Agans
Director, Business Admini
6095380444
barbara@continuum-dynamics.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

CONTINUUM DYNAMICS, INC.
34 Lexington Avenue Ewing, NJ 08618

EIN/Tax ID: 222248930
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No