Novel and Cost Effective Rain Erosion Tests at Supersonic Speeds

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$949,764.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA8650-04-C-5600
Agency Tracking Number:
02-0688
Solicitation Year:
2002
Solicitation Topic Code:
BMDO02-012
Solicitation Number:
2002.2
Small Business Information
CONTINUUM DYNAMICS, INC.
34 Lexington Avenue, Ewing, NJ, 08618
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
096857313
Principal Investigator:
Andrew Kaufman
Senior Associate
(609) 538-0444
andy@continuum-dynamics.com
Business Contact:
Barbara Agans
Administrator
(609) 538-0444
barbara@continuum-dynamics.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
In Phase I, a demonstration SUpersonic Rain Erosion (SURE) facility was developed which demonstrated the capability of producing spherical, millimeter-sized droplets repeatedly at velocities up to 1200 feet per second. Data were collected to extend the speed range of the facility and droplet size. Based on these results, a Phase II prototype facility will be built that could attain speeds of 2400 fps with droplets up to 1-2 mm in diameter. Tests can be run on test articles as large as 4 square feet quickly and cost effectively because the SURE facility does not require a wind tunnel nor does it move the test article to simulate supersonic rain. A large range of rain environments can be simulated in the facility.

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