High Fidelity Rocket Plume Model Validation Using New Data Sets to Support Boost-Phase Intercept Studies-Phase II

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$728,819.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W31P4Q-04-C-R374
Agency Tracking Number:
022-0837
Solicitation Year:
2003
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA02-037
Solicitation Number:
2003.2
Small Business Information
COMBUSTION RESEARCH & FLOW TECHNOLOGY,
6210 Keller's Church Road, Pipersville, PA, 18947
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
929950012
Principal Investigator:
Donald Kenzakowski
Senior Research Scientist
(215) 766-1520
kenzakow@craft-tech.com
Business Contact:
Sanford Dash
President & Chief Scienti
(215) 766-1520
dash@craft-tech.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
In this Phase II program, we will obtain new data sets in the CUBRC LENS shock tunnel facility that duplicate true flight conditions and can be used to improve the predictive capabilities of missile/plume CFD models in the 35-70 km altitude regime. Tests will systematically vary altitudes and Mach number and will address angle-of-attack effects. They will be performed with both a solid plume simulator and with DAC motors available from earlier AIT tests. CFD will be used for test planning and will be validated by the sets of data obtained. The improved CFD capabilities resulting from this effort will enhance probability for detection and intercept during ascent phase of a threat trajectory. A new transitional turbulence model framework that uses PDE's for both onset and intermittency will be evaluated. In addition, slip regime model extensions for altitudes above 60 km will be examined. This program will serve to assess our present capabilities in analyzing missile/plume interactions and is of critical interest for both interceptor missile development as well as for analyzing boost phase intercept scenarios. Based on Phase I activities, MDA recommendations were received from KI, AS, and TE for this Phase II effort.

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