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Propulsion Modeling

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0006-10-C-7392
Agency Tracking Number: B09B-009-0063
Amount: $99,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA09-T009
Solicitation Number: 2009.B
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2009
Award Year: 2010
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2010-05-03
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2010-11-02
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: No
Principal Investigator
 Sampath Palaniswamy
 Chief Engineer
 (818) 735-4880
 sampath@metacomptech.com
Business Contact
 Sukumar Chakravarthy
Title: President
Phone: (818) 735-4880
Email: src@metacomptech.com
Research Institution
 Georgia Institute of Technology
 Paul Hart
 
505 10th Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30332
United States

 (404) 894-6929
 Nonprofit College or University
Abstract

The occurrence of combustion instability has long been a matter of serious concern in the development of liquid-propellant rocket engines due to the high rate of energy release in a confined volume in which energy losses are relatively small. Positive feedback between the acoustic waves and unsteady combustion could lead to the destruction of an engine in a fraction of a second. The situation is especially serious for engines of MDA’s concern in which the energy density is exceedingly high. The proposed work will employ physics-based simulations of the interaction between unsteady flow oscillations, acoustic waves, and combustion response in liquid-propellant rocket engines to identify and quantify underlying physiochemical mechanisms for driving combustion and flow oscillations. The effect of various design attributes will be investigated systemically.

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