Store Trajectory Response to Unsteady Aerodynamic Loads

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-08-M-3813
Agency Tracking Number: F073-086-0532
Amount: $99,996.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: AF073-086
Solicitation Number: 2007.3
Small Business Information
6210 Keller's Church Road, Pipersville, PA, 18947
DUNS: 929950012
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Srinivasan Arunajatesan
 Senior Research Scientist
 (215) 766-1520
Business Contact
 Neeraj Sinha
Title: Vice President & Technical Director
Phone: (215) 766-1520
Research Institution
The development of a trajectory envelope prediction tool, capable of identifying stores that may experience significant trajectory deviations due to unsteady loading is proposed. The Phase I part of this program will provide a comprehensive demonstration of the significance of these unsteady loads in determining trajectory envelopes and conceptualize a modeling approach to predict this effect. The modeling tool will be subsequently developed and matures in Phase II through the synergistic use of experimental and computational tools. The methods and procedures used in this program will be collected into a set of testing and analyses procedures for the store certification and clearance process. The incorporation of these into the certification process will improve the accuracy and reliability of this process while expanding its capability with modification to the process. The successful completion of this program will affect current platforms such as the F/A-22, the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) as well as future platforms such as the Long Range Strike Aircraft (LRSA).

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