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A Hierarchical and Extendable, Component-Based Simulation Tool for Aircraft Thermal Management Systems

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-19-C-0733
Agency Tracking Number: N19B-025-0023
Amount: $139,973.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: N19B-T025
Solicitation Number: 2019.2
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2019
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-08-23
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-03-02
Small Business Information
701 McMillian Way NW, Huntsville, AL, 35806
DUNS: 185169620
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Ranjan Mehta
 (256) 726-4800
 proposals-contracts@cfdrc.com
Business Contact
 Tanu Singhal
Phone: (256) 361-0799
Email: tanu.singhal@cfdrc.com
Research Institution
 Wright State University
 Jackie Frederick
 388 University Hall
Dayton, OH, 45435
 (937) 775-2664
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
The requirements for thermal management on tactical aircraft systems have reached a level at which integrated system design must be considered early in the aircraft design process. An integrated propulsion, power and thermal modeling and simulation design approach is necessary for reduced size, weight and power requirements. At the same time, there is an urgent need for capabilities that enable analysis of existing system performance in mission-specific configurations. The increasing complexity and transient behavior of subsystems during missions becomes an important aspect in this regard. There is a direct requirement for a system-modeling tool that can measure system data in various fluid/thermal loops to characterize subsystem and overall system behavior and performance. In order to optimize the overall system, identification and characterization of less efficient subsystems becomes a principal requirement to maximize the overall system performance. CFD Research has teamed up with Wright State University to develop an approach that combines system modeling with multidisciplinary optimization approaches to provide a powerful aircraft system-of-systems design and simulation tool for increasing overall aircraft energy efficiency. A DoD-open source tool will be delivered to the Navy at the end of the effort.

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