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Combustion Stability Innovations for Liquid Rocket

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9550-06-C-0122
Agency Tracking Number: F064-005-0505
Amount: $99,996.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF06-T005
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: 2006
Award Year: 2006
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2006-08-22
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2007-05-22
Small Business Information
28632 Roadside Drive, #255
Agoura Hills, CA 91301
United States
DUNS: 879769180
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Yes
Principal Investigator
 Sampath Palaniswamy
 Chief Scientist
 (818) 735-4882
Business Contact
 Sukumar Chakravarthy
Title: President
Phone: (818) 735-4880
Research Institution
 Robert Killoren
Office of Sponsored Programs
University Park, PA 16802
United States

 (814) 865-1372
 Nonprofit College or University

The proposed effort can provide the framework for a unified modeling & simulation program to substantially improve the capability for understanding, analyzing, and predicting the underlying mechanisms dictating the combustion stability characteristics of liquid-propellant rocket engines. Emphasis will be placed on the effects of atomization, mixing, and distributed combustion of liquid oxygen (LOX) and kerosene propellants under conditions representative of oxygen-rich preburner staged-combustion cycle (ORPSC) engines. New models and solution methodologies will be developed and validated, where necessary, to further enhance the solution accuracy and efficiency. The Phase I effort will focus on the flow evolution and flame dynamics of single element coaxial swirl injectors typical of the preburner and main chamber applications with liquid/liquid and gas/liquid mixtures, respectively.

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