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Plume Rarefied Interference/Signature Model (PRISM)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
78718
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
053-0336
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
AERO OPTICS, INC.
655 Deep Valley Drive Suite 335 Rolling Hills Estate, CA 90274
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Plume Rarefied Interference/Signature Model (PRISM)
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: W9113M-06-C-0048
Award Amount: $99,996.00
 

Abstract:

Low-thrust rocket engines (bus, vernier, divert, attitude control) operating at high altitudes can generate extended plume signatures with potential impact on forward-based missile-defense interceptor-seeker system performance. The signatures can include phenomena and features not exhibited for higher thrusts at lower altitudes. Advanced models and codes are required to account for all relevant chemical/physical phenomena from propellant combustion through engine performance to plume signature. To that end, relevant phenomena are identified and grouped by category (engine/core flow chemistry, plume/atmosphere molecular interaction, core/interaction spectral radiation) and evaluated against existing models and codes. Applicable tools and current deficiencies are identified and described. Methods are outlined to fill all apparent gaps and remedy all known deficiencies as the basis for a complete physical model incorporated in seamless simulation software supported by documented validation demonstrations.

Principal Investigator:

G. N. Freeman
Principal Investigator
3105411933
gnf@aero-optics.com

Business Contact:

G. N. Freeman
President
3105411933
gnf@aero-optics.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

AERO OPTICS, INC.
655 Deep Valley Drive, Suite 335 Rolling Hills Estate, CA 90274

EIN/Tax ID: 930947556
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No