Advanced Scramjet Engine/Vehicle Design

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W31P4Q-09-C-0024
Agency Tracking Number: A082-032-0686
Amount: $119,963.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solitcitation Year: 2008
Solitcitation Topic Code: A08-032
Solitcitation Number: 2008.2
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
 Sanford Dash
 President & Chief Scientist
 (215) 766-1520
Business Contact
 Sanford Dash
Title: President & Chief Scientist
Phone: (215) 766-1520
Research Institution
This program entails designing a Mach 10, scramjet propelled missile system using advanced CFD and design-optimization tools. The CFD codes were validated using full-scale data sets obtained from tests performed in the LENS shock tunnel facility. They contain advanced turbulence and thermochemical models. A preliminary rocket boosted and scramjet propelled concept vehicle will be designed meeting Army requirements and constraints. The propulsive system design will use extensions of earlier concepts, including optimized inlet designs of Candler, and elliptical combustor designs of CRAFT Tech, containing optimized flush round/diamond injector patterns. Inlet/combustor/nozzle designs will be coupled (i.e. realistic inlet solutions are used at the combustor entrance, etc.), and, nose-to-tail CFD calculations will be performed to extract key performance parameters from the CFD for design evaluation. Formal optimization tools will be used to maximize on-design performance, and off-design performance (angle-of-attack, variable M) will be evaluated. The completed propulsive system design will be modified to improve aerodynamic performance (via modifying cross-section shapes, etc.) and additional lift will be obtained by aerodynamic extensions to the design. An optional task deals with the design and evaluation of start-up concepts which will be evaluated using transient CFD simulations.

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