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Aft Looking Spectrometer for Plume Characterization and Waking on Re-entry

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0147-17-C-7225
Agency Tracking Number: B162-016-0174
Amount: $104,876.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA16-016
Solicitation Number: 2016.2
Solicitation Year: 2016
Award Year: 2017
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2016-12-19
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2017-06-22
Small Business Information
7047 Old Madison Pike, Suite 305
Huntsville, AL 35806
United States
DUNS: 968887195
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Jason Trolard
 Senior Engineer
 (205) 837-7543
Business Contact
 Dr. William Brower
Phone: (256) 665-2636
Research Institution

nou Systems, Inc. (nSI) proposes the analysis and design of aft facing spectrometer concepts that will be incorporated on future flight tests to observe the chemical species in the plume and wake region of the flow field. The overreaching objective of this proposal is to collect data to improve the current wake/plume models and expand our knowledge of the wake/plume species and the underlying chemistry of the wake/plume phenomena. Current attempts to measure observables and chemical species in the plume of a boosting target and the wake of a re-entry vehicle (RV) are not sufficient to support Model and Simulation (M&S) development. The proposed solution focuses on implementation of currently available technology in unique methods that will allow observation of the desired flow field. A significant portion of the Phase I effort will be focused on understanding of the flow characteristics in the wake based on advanced CFD and then designing a system that best captures chemical species for that flow regime. Approved for Public Release | 16-MDA-8917 (15 November 16)

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