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Combined Cycle Nozzle Base Drag Reduction Methods

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
82149
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F071-185-0306
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
GoHypersonic Inc.
714 E. Monument Ave Suite 119 Dayton, OH -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Combined Cycle Nozzle Base Drag Reduction Methods
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-07-M-2750
Award Amount: $99,949.00
 

Abstract:

In the last few years, the renewed development of inward-turning scramjets with vehicle conformal nozzle shapes for both cruise vehicle and accelerators has led to the need for new combined cycle integration strategies for both turbine and rocket engine systems. Strategies must be developed which can potentially mitigate the level of base drag within the existing engine hardware during combined cycle operation. The strategies proposed for study here by GoHypersonic Inc. (GHI) involve the burning of the dual-mode scramjet duct flow, defined here as core burning, and the utilization of variable geometry within vehicle conformal nozzle shapes, currently under development by GHI. The successful development of viable base drag reduction methodologies will be of significant importance to the DARPA Falcon and related programs as well as to the combined cycle engine programs within the Air Force and NASA. Feasible technologies could lead to further business opportunities for GHI with the DOD agencies, NASA and the larger engine and airframe manufacturers in the U.S. aerospace community.

Principal Investigator:

Lance Jacobsen
President
9375316678
lance@gohypersonic.com

Business Contact:

Lance Jacobsen
President
9375316678
lance@gohypersonic.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

GOHYPERSONIC, INC.
714 E. Monument Ave, Suite 201 Dayton, OH 45402

EIN/Tax ID: 204822248
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No