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Aerodynamic Characteristics of Irregularly Shaped Intercept Fragments

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
86402
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
B073-016-0197
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
TECHNOLOGY IN BLACKSBURG, INC.
265 Industrial Drive Christiansburg, VA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Aerodynamic Characteristics of Irregularly Shaped Intercept Fragments
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: W9113M-08-C-0092
Award Amount: $99,323.00
 

Abstract:

Techsburg, Inc. proposes to leverage our expertise in computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and wind tunnel testing to numerically predict the lift and drag characteristics of irregularly-shaped intercept fragments and experimentally validate a subset of the results using our in-house supersonic wind tunnel facility. We will apply 3D laser scanning technology to digitize the geometry of sponsor-supplied intercept fragment samples, and then construct CFD grids based on this geometry. CFD simulations will then be conducted over a wide range of fragment geometries and flow conditions. We will measure the aerodynamic loads acting on fragments at Mach 1.6 over a range of orientations using the Techsburg Supersonic Blowdown Wind Tunnel, with the goal of experimentally validating the CFD results. Finally, the CFD and test data will be parameterized into correlations that can be used as part of existing fragment trajectory prediction codes.

Principal Investigator:

Sandra Gunter
Senior Research Engineer
5403818502
sgunter@techsburg.com

Business Contact:

Tamara Murray
Business Manager
5403818502
tmurray@techsburg.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

TECHNOLOGY IN BLACKSBURG, INC.
265 Industrial Drive Christiansburg, VA 24073

EIN/Tax ID: 311582371
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No