Gap Effects and Actuator Post Influence on Missile Control Fin Design

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 37146
Amount: $70,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 1997
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
3325 Triana Blvd., Huntsville, AL, 35805
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Mark J. Ostrander
 (205) 536-6576
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Research Institution
A CFD methodology is proposed, based on the grid oversetting approach, that will assess both control fin gap effects and the presence of the actuator post. The chimera method is technically mature and perfectly suited to the ultimate goal of au During Phase I, the proposed approach will be demonstrated for a fin configuration to be chosen in consultation with NAWC and Hughes Missile Systems, and for which benchmark-quality data exists. A range of fin deflection angles will be computed to identif During Phase II, the CFD technology will be incorporated into an integrated, GUI-based, design/analysis/optimization tool focused on increasing engineering productivity in the missile design environment.

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