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Rocket Combustor Validation Data for Advanced Combustion Models

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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Program Year/Program:
2005 / STTR
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Small Business Information
603 East Robinson Street Suite 7 Carson City, NV -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Rocket Combustor Validation Data for Advanced Combustion Models
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNM05AA67C
Award Amount: $99,977.00


The pace and cost of developing an engine system for future explorations is strongly influenced by the inadequacies of design tools and the supporting databases. The inability to predict the internal operating environments of a combustion chamber during the design process necessitates design iterations during the development process. NASA and the Department of Defense are working to increase the fidelity and accuracy of the tools used during the design process to define these internal operating environments. Key to the development of advanced analysis tools is appropriate validation data of adequate fidelity. The goal of this STTR is to develop a comprehensive hot-fire liquid-rocket engine test database that is appropriate for the validation of advanced two and three-dimensional computational fluid dynamics (CFD) models and the anchoring of lower-fidelity analytical design tools. The initial focus will be to generate high-quality data on wall heat flux, axial energy release and exit-plane species concentration distribution.

Principal Investigator:

Daniel A. Greisen

Business Contact:

Margo Hornung
Business Official
Small Business Information at Submission:

Sierra Engineering, Inc.
603 E. Robinson, Suite 7 Carson City, NV 89701

EIN/Tax ID: 880391383
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Purdue University, Sponsored Program Services
Hovde Hall of Administration, 610 Purdue Mall
West Lafayette, IN 47907
Contact: William Anderson
Contact Phone: (765) 496-2658
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university