A Coupled Ship Motion/Airwake Model for Naval Aircraft Simulation Applications

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00178-03-C-3027
Agency Tracking Number: N022-1673
Amount: $69,812.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2002
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
34 Lexington Avenue, Ewing, NJ, 08618
DUNS: 096857313
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Robert McKillip, Jr.
 Senior Associate
 (609) 538-0444
Business Contact
 Barbara Agans
Title: Administrator
Phone: (609) 538-0444
Email: barbara@continuum-dynamics.com
Research Institution
"Proper simulation-based assessment of aircraft launch and recovery operations from Navy vessels is critically dependent upon the availability of accurate models of the airwake environment surrounding the ship. Current airwake models in use, however, arelimited to simulating only steady ship headings relative to a uniform flow field, and do not include any dynamic ship motion responses to surface waves. Continuum Dynamics, Inc. (CDI) proposes the development of a new ship airwake/ship motion/aircraftmotion software interface that will provide a range of code modules with scalable fidelity that can properly simulate the airwake environment around ships for aircraft flight simulation. The resulting software can support ship designers, dynamic interface(DI) test planners, aircrew training and flight planning, UAV operator interface design, and sailor training exercises. The Phase I/Phase II program will leverage: (1) previous corporate experience in unsteady flow analysis and software development; (2)an in-house first-principles, time-accurate free wake analysis for rotorcraft flight dynamics; (3) a fast panel-based code for computing wakes and airloads from aircraft and lifting surfaces in arbitrary relative motion; and (4) recent research intosupporting real-time simulation of the DI test environment. Accurate prediction of airwake effects on Naval aircraft would support enhanced safety of air operations from a range of surface ves

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