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2nd Law Based Design and Analysis Tools for Optimization of Aerospace Systems

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
67808
Program Year/Program:
2005 / 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 2
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: 2nd Law Based Design and Analysis Tools for Optimization of Aerospace Systems
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-05-C-3537
Award Amount: $749,953.00
 

Abstract:

The proposed effort builds on an existing multidisciplinary optimization (MDO) framework for high speed air vehicles to investigate the applicability of 2nd law 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. The existing MDO framework will be modified to allow calculation of 2nd law based system figures of merit, and to determine the mechanisms and subsystems responsible for vehicle performance losses and inefficencies. An analysis and optimization of two hypersonic vehicles will be performed using the new 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:

Maureen Baker
Vice President
5629817797
maureen.baker@m4-engineering.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

M4 ENGINEERING, INC.
2161 Gundry Avenue Signal Hill, CA 90755

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