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Characterization and Incorporation of Vernier Engines within the Plume Modeling…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
B112-028-0180
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA11-028
Solicitation Number:
2011.2
Small Business Information
Combustion Research and Flow Technology, Inc.
6210 Kellers Church Road Pipersville, PA 18947-1020
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Characterization and Incorporation of Vernier Engines within the Plume Modeling Process
Agency: DOD
Contract: HQ0147-12-C-7813
Award Amount: $149,987.00
 

Abstract:

Plume signature phenomenology plays an increasingly important role in the development of a wide variety of missile defense technologies, both at the tactical and strategic levels. With the emergence of recent threats, plume signature phenomenology is increasingly central to Missile Defense Agency"s fundamental mission of development of a Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS). The Missile Defense Agency"s modeling and simulation directorate is developing, updating, improving, and validating end-to-end modeling and simulation capabilities for the entire missile fly-out scenarios. As part of this broad objective, the simulation of the effects of vernier engines plumes for liquid propulsion systems on sensor systems has a great potential to enhance our defensive capabilities. The opportunity for MDA presented by this effort is to significantly improve flowfield-modeling approaches to better support testing of advanced BMDS sensing systems within high-level simulation environments. This effort will work out the details to correctly represent vernier interactions within plume flowfields and to provide an efficient mechanism to support incorporating these representations into the FLITES scene generation framework.

Principal Investigator:

Neeraj Sinha
Vice President&Technical Director
(215) 766-1520
sinha@craft-tech.com

Business Contact:

Brian J. York
Principal Scientist&Treasurer
(215) 766-1520
york@craft-tech.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Combustion Research and Flow Technology, Inc.
6210 Kellers Church Road Pipersville, PA -

EIN/Tax ID: 232759059
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No