Missile/UAV Dispense Interference Modeling

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$729,999.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W31P4Q-09-C-0102
Agency Tracking Number:
A072-029-1092
Solicitation Year:
2007
Solicitation Topic Code:
A07-029
Solicitation Number:
2007.2
Small Business Information
COMBUSTION RESEARCH & FLOW TECHNOLOGY, I
6210 Keller's Church Road, Pipersville, PA, 18947
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
929950012
Principal Investigator:
Brian York
Principal Scientist & Tre
(215) 766-1520
york@craft-tech.com
Business Contact:
Sanford Dash
President & Chief Scienti
(215) 766-1520
dash@craft-tech.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The innovation proposed is the development of a high-fidelity software tool to be used for the design of hypersonic UAV dispense and subsequent dispense and dispersion of small hardened projectiles (SHAPs) from the UAVs using blast-based concepts. Such dispersed kinetic energy concepts can be effective against maneuverable and depressed trajectory threats for which conventional interceptors would have low hit-to-kill probabilities. The software tool will analyze the full event from dispense of the UAVs from a missile bay to the arrival of the SHAPs at the threat. The tools used include an unstructured grid CFD code (CRUNCH CFD®) with a dynamic adaptive solver (CRISP CFD®) and a coupled 6-DOF code, used to analyze multi-body aerodynamics, and a specialized version of the CRAFT CFD® code with unique non-spherical blast capabilities including a virial equation of state and dynamic grid motion capabilities to analyze the interaction of moving blasts and multiple blast interactions. In Phase I, the various capabilities were demonstrated for a simplified problem. In Phase II, code upgrades will be made to treat realistic scenarios and the codes will be unified for end-to-end operability and demonstration cases performed.

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