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PERCORP Enhancement for Improved Soot Modeling

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
64344
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
031-1446
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
SIERRA ENGINEERING, INC.
603 East Robinson Street Suite 7 Carson City, NV -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: PERCORP Enhancement for Improved Soot Modeling
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: FA9101-04-C-0038
Award Amount: $499,946.00
 

Abstract:

This effort will improve plume signature prediction of hydrocarbon burning liquid rocket engines by increasing the fidelity of the soot production models used to predict exhaust conditions. The new models will include improved kinetic mechanisms as well as prediction of soot particle size, shape and distribution. The models will be correlated and verified through testing. An experimental rocket combustor will be designed and tested, one capable of creating both pre-mixed and intentionally unmixed combustion zones. The intentional unmixed zones used to cool combustor walls in many liquid rocket engines are responsible for the majority of the soot produced in these devices. Measurements of soot size and distribution will be completed at the combustor exit. Particles will be captured for SEM review. As part of the effort the PERCORP and VIPER analysis tools will be improved for easy of use and increased accuracy.

Principal Investigator:

Scott M. Palmer
Project Manager
9163636162
scott@sierraengineering.com

Business Contact:

Curtis W. Johnson
Corporate President
7758850139
cwj@sierraengineering.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

SIERRA ENGINEERING, INC.
603 East Robinson Street Suite 7 Carson City, NV 89701

EIN/Tax ID: 880391383
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No