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Exergy-Based Design and Analysis for Optimization of Aerospace Components and…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
67808
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F041-245-3016
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
M4 Engineering, Inc.
4020 Long Beach Blvd Long Beach, CA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Exergy-Based Design and Analysis for Optimization of Aerospace Components and Systems
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-04-M-3425
Award Amount: $99,947.00
 

Abstract:

The proposed effort builds on an existing multidisciplinary optimization (MDO) framework for high speed air vehicles to investigate the applicability of exergy-based optimization criteria to vehicle design. This will result in a multidisciplinary analysis and optimization process focused on the second-law assessment and improvement of aerospace vehicles, including the disciplines of Propulsion, Aerodynamics, and Trajectory (as well as Geometry). Building on an existing MDO process allows a relatively ambitious program to be accomplished during Phase I. The existing framework will be modified to allow calculation of exergy-based system figures of merit, and an optimization of a reference hypersonic vehicle will be performed using the new exergy based method as well as a conventional weight based optimization. The results of these applications will be used to identify strengths of exergy based methods for optimization of flight vehicles.

Principal Investigator:

Myles Baker
President
5629817797
myles.baker@m4-engineering.com

Business Contact:

Myles Baker
President
5629817797
myles.baker@m4-engineering.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

M4 ENGINEERING, INC.
4201 Long Beach Blvd., Suite 303 Long Beach, CA 90807

EIN/Tax ID: 020539482
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No