STI-TP-1127-Advanced Turboshaft Engine/Drivetrain Modeling Technique for Real Time Rotorcraft Simulation

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911W6-10-C-0037
Agency Tracking Number: A093-125-0697
Amount: $69,988.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: A09-125
Solicitation Number: 2009.3
Small Business Information
13766 S. Hawthorne Blvd., Hawthorne, CA, 90250
DUNS: 028281020
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Chi-Ying Liang
 (310) 679-2281
Business Contact
 Sanjeev Weerasuriya
Title: Principal Specialist
Phone: (310) 679-2281
Research Institution
Simulation is an indispensable tool in the development and evolution of modern rotorcraft designs and flight training activities, with the gas turbine engine being a particularly demanding component to simulate. To provide for enhanced simulation fidelity regarding this critical component, the Army has identified a need for a generic turboshaft engine/drivetrain model. Such a model will be used to support real-time rotorcraft flight simulation activities that can be initiated early in the design cycle. To meet this need, Systems Technology, Inc. is pleased to propose GenEng, a physics-based model of generic architecture that can be readily integrated into industry standard simulations. When fully developed, GenEng will be a gas turbine engine model that is a careful blend of performance requirements, physics, and abstraction. GenEng will feature a virtual test stand through which the model can be executed as a stand alone application to ease checkout and parameter tuning functions. A beta version of GenEng will be created in Phase 1 and integrated into a real-time rotorcraft simulator to demonstrate feasibility of the approach via a limited piloted simulation of start up and low speed characteristics. An alpha version of the model currently exists as a proof of concept.

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