A Fully Coupled Multi-Aircraft DI Simulation Model

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00421-04-C-0071
Agency Tracking Number: N031-1486
Amount: $199,850.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2003
Solicitation Topic Code: N03-034
Solicitation Number: 2003.1
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
Current Navy simulations for representing Dynamic Interface (DI) operations are often restricted to include only one aircraft interacting with a ship airwake structure. Phase I work identified extensions to Continuum Dynamics, Inc.'s CHARM module for computing free vortex wake structures from rotorcraft that permit multiple aircraft interactional aerodynamic effects to be modeled simultaneously. These extensions will be implemented under Phase II, and then the module will be integrated into the Navy's FLIGHTLAB code currently used in prediction of rotary-wing aircraft responses in the DI environment. The coupled software will be validated through comparison with rotary-wing data sets from a variety of sources. The combined codes promise to significantly advance the analysis options available to the Navy DI test engineer.

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