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CONCURRENT LIFE-CYCLE ANALYSIS FOR LAUNCH VEHICLE DESIGN

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
10714
Program Year/Program:
1989 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
10714
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Kdt Industries, Inc.
P.O. Box 1787 Austin, TX 78767
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1989
Title: CONCURRENT LIFE-CYCLE ANALYSIS FOR LAUNCH VEHICLE DESIGN
Agency: NSF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $47,878.00
 

Abstract:

THE PROPOSED RESEARCH ADDRESSES THE DEVELOPMENT OF A COMPUTER-BASED MODEL TO PERFORM CONCURRENT LIFE-CYCLE ANALYSIS FOR THE DESIGN OF ADVANCED LAUNCH SYSTEM CONCEPTS. THE MOTIVATION FOR THIS EFFORT STEMS FROM THE HIGH COST OF MANUFACTURING, OPERATING, AND SUPPORTING CURRENT EARTH-TO-ORBIT VEHICLE DESIGNS. UNITED STATES ACCESS TO SPACE HAS BEEN SEVERELY LIMITED AS A RESULT OF THE ANALYTICAL DESIGN APPROACH UTILIZED IN THE AEROSPACE INDUSTRY. PRESENTLY, DESIGN, MANUFACTURING, OPERATIONS, AND SUPPORT DOMAINS ARE ADDRESSED SERIALLY WITH LITTLE INTEGRATION; THUS, RESULTS FROM ONE AREA TEND TO DRIVE UP COSTS IN OTHER AREAS. THE LACK OF A DEFINED SET OF PROCEDURES AND FUNCTIONAL RELATIONSHIPS MAKES IT DIFFICULT TO TRACE HIGH COST DRIVERS. THE PROPOSED RESEARCH WILL DEVELOP A METHODOLOGY AND SUBSEQUENT COMPUTER MODEL TO CONCURRENTLY ADDRESS EACH OF THE FOUR DOMAINS TO REDUCE THE LIFE-CYCLE COST OF THE OVERALL SYSTEM. PHASE I WILL BE A FEASIBILITY ASSESSMENT OF THE CONCURRENT LIFE-CYCLE ANALYSIS CONCEPT WHICH WILL BE DEVELOPED INTO A FULL-SCALE PROTOTYPE MODEL IN PHASE II. PHASE I WILL CONSIST OF CONCURRENT LIFE-CYCLE ANALYSIS METHODOLOGY DEVELOPMENT, COMPUTER MODEL ARCHITECTURE DEFINITION, AND PROOF-OF-CONCEPTMODEL DEMONSTRATION.

Principal Investigator:

Curt Bilby
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Kdt Industries Inc
1301 W 25th St #300 Austin, TX 78705

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