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Experimental and Analytical Jet Vane Development

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
26541
Program Year/Program:
1997 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
26541
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
APPLIED TECHNOLOGY ASSOC., INC.
411 NW 97th LANE CORAL SPRINGS, FL 33071
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1997
Title: Experimental and Analytical Jet Vane Development
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $350,000.00
 

Abstract:

The jet vane is located in the aft region of the missile propulsion system nozzle and is used as a Thrust Vector Control device. In order for the jet vane to function properly, it must be designed to survive the thermal and erosive environment of the propulsion system gas stream. An improved jet vane is one that is lighter in weight and smaller in size than the current design but does not compromise any of its TVC capability. A reliable and easy to use design procedure is, therefore, sought to optimize the jet vane configuration. A combined analytical and experimental effort is proposed to develop this design procedure. The analytical effort will employ Computational Fluid Dynamics in conjunction with a Boundary Element Method thermal analysis and a G-Law erosion model to develop a jet vane design methodology. The experimental effort will investiage potential materials applicable to the jet vane. A subscale jet vane will be fabricated for testing to obtain data which can be used to verify the design methodology and also thermal capability of several high temperature materials. The balanced theoretical and experimental program will serve to establish the basis of a reliable design methodology for optimizing jet vane configuration.

Principal Investigator:

Robert Cavalleri
4078946151

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Applied Technology Assoc.,
P.O. Box 149434 Orlando, FL 32814

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