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Company Information:

Name: SECA, Inc.
Address: 3313 Bob Wallace Ave., Suite 201
Huntsville, AL 35805-0406
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
URL: N/A
Phone: (256) 534-2008

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $822,426.00 14
SBIR Phase II $3,704,777.00 7

Award List:

THE USE OF VARIATIONAL PRINCIPLES IN IMPROVING CFD METHODOLOGY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $49,875.00

THE USE OF VARIATIONAL PRINCIPLES IN IMPROVING CFD METHODOLOGY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $493,000.00
Abstract:
The development of a computational fluid dynamics (cfd) model based on variational principles and used to simulate aerodynamic flows is proposed. the cfd model will be designed to describe turbulent, multi-dimensional, unsteady flows, but the variational formulation will be cast to automatically… More

CFD ANALYSIS OF GAS TURBINE AGUMENTER IGNITION/BLOWOUT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Richard C Farmer
Award Amount: $49,885.00
Abstract:
A computational fluid dynamics (cfd) analysis of ignition and blowout in gas turbine augmeners is proposed in order to improve our understanding of ignition and of methods of maintaining stable combusion. the interaction of aerodynamics and combustion chemistry is so complex that gas turbine… More

MODEL DEVELOPMENT FOR EXHAUST PLUME EFFECTS ON LAUNCH STAND DESIGN

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: S D Smith
Award Amount: $49,923.00

MODEL DEVELOPMENT FOR EXHAUST PLUME EFFECTS ON LAUNCH STAND DESIGN

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: S D Smith
Award Amount: $499,860.00
Abstract:
Existing models for determining plume induced launch stand pressure and thermal effects are too labor and computationally expensive to routinely apply to design launch stands and missile launchers. the types of codes utilized during the design of the kennedy launch stand included; an inviscid two… More

HEAT TRANSFER IN ROCKET ENGINE COMBUSTION CHAMBERS AND REGENERATIVELY COOLED NOZZLES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Yen-sen Chen , Research Scientist
Award Amount: $49,932.00

HEAT TRANSFER IN ROCKET ENGINE COMBUSTION CHAMBERS AND REGENERATIVELY COOLED NOZZLES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Yen-sen Chen , Research Scientist
Award Amount: $500,000.00
Abstract:
An improved heat transfer analysis for liquid rocket engine design will be developed by using state-of-the-art computational fluid dynamics (cfd) methodology to accurately describe the radiating, combusting flow and boundary conditions at and within combustion chamber walls and regeneratively cooled… More

RADIATION FROM ADVANCED SOLID ROCKET MOTOR PLUMES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $49,908.00

RADIATION FROM ADVANCED SOLID ROCKET MOTOR PLUMES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $499,955.00
Abstract:
Thermal loads created by the plumes of advanced solid rocketmotors are not predictable; such loads are currently obtained from experiment. test data are correlated by postulating plume temperature, shape, and emissivity; and heating rates are calculated with appropriate view factors from this… More

CONJUGATE SRM HEAT TRANSFER ANALYSIS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Jon A. Freeman
Award Amount: $49,954.00

Radiation-Convection Coupling in Rocket Motor and Plume Analysis

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Richard C. Farmer
Award Amount: $49,990.00

Heated Cloud Rise Model

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Richard C. Famrer
Award Amount: $53,328.00

Heated Cloud Rise Model

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Richard C. Famrer
Award Amount: $492,128.00
Abstract:
The rise of launch clouds to stabilization is forced by an altitude varying distribution of momention and buoyancy (temperature). In most of the plume, the temperature excess over that of the atmosphere is large and the buoyant force accelerates the launch products to "high" altitudes. The… More

Prediction of Combustion Efficiency in a Hybrid Motor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Richard C. Farmer
Award Amount: $69,708.00
Abstract:
SECA, Inc. with the assistance of AMROC, Inc. proposes to develop the methodology required to analytically predict the combustion efficiency of operational hybrid rocket motors from basic test data characteristic of the fuel employed. Such methodology is not currently available, and it is essential… More

Propulsion Chemistry for CFD Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Richard C. Farmer
Award Amount: $69,958.00

Propulsion Chemistry for CFD Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Richard C. Farmer
Award Amount: $599,878.00
Abstract:
SECA, Inc. proposes to develop a series of computational modules which describe real fluid thermodynamics and physical properties that are designed to be easily incorporated in computational fluid dynamics codes for the enhancing and the efficiency and use of such codes. The standard source of… More

Soot Formation In Rocket Propulsion Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Richard C. Farmer , Senior Staff Scientist
Award Amount: $69,984.00

Three-Dimensional, Three Phase Combustion

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Richard C. Farmer , SENIOR STAFF SCIENTIST
Award Amount: $69,985.00

Three-Dimensional, Three Phase Combustion

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Richard C. Farmer , SENIOR STAFF SCIENTIST
Award Amount: $619,956.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Richard Farmer, Staff Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00

Integration of High-Pressure Combustion Experiments and Simulations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Richard Farmer, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,996.00
Abstract:
An innovative method for integrating experimental design with computational flowfield methodology for developing advanced liquid rocket combustors is proposed. Despite dramatic advancements in computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and diagnostic instrumentation, rocket engine designers still rely on… More