Co-Simulation Software for Rapid Prototyping of Vehicle Cooling Systems

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W56HZV-08-C-0088
Agency Tracking Number: A072-214-3020
Amount: $119,410.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: A07-214
Solicitation Number: 2007.2
Small Business Information
2317-A Market Place, Huntsvillle, AL, 35801
DUNS: 363342069
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Steven Vosen
 Staff Scientist
 (256) 694-3056
Business Contact
 Tatiana Shvetsova
Title: Business Official
Phone: (256) 694-3057
Research Institution
Use of virtual, simulation-base prototyping is starting to be routinely used to streamline and optimize the design of cooling systems required by military ground vehicles. A new generation of integrated simulation tools is however needed to effectively deal with the evolving complexities of the new cooling system designs. This proposal addresses this need. In Phase I we will develop and demonstrate a novel software capability for performing system analysis based on software and hardware co-simulation concepts, automatic generation of models of cooling system components, and a unique approach enabling automatic, on-line optimization of cooling system operation. In Phase II the prototype tools will be refined, and additional features will be added to enable designers to graphically prototype a system, optimize its functionality and distribute the analysis data from a single GUI. The tools will be validated and demonstrated on selected vehicle configurations selected in consultation and collaboration with the Army.

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