Aircraft Thermal System Evaluation and Analysis Tools

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-19-C-0732
Agency Tracking Number: N19B-025-0079
Amount: $146,491.00
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): 2020-05-04
Small Business Information
3001 Newmark Dr., Champaign, IL, 61822
DUNS: 041929402
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Joseph Zimmerman
 (217) 239-1701
 jwzimmer@cuaerospace.com
Business Contact
 David Carroll
Phone: (217) 239-1703
Email: carroll@cuaerospace.com
Research Institution
 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
 David Carroll
 Board of Trustees - Sponsored
1901 S. First St. - Suite A
Champaign, IL, 61820
 (217) 239-1703
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
This STTR project proposed by CU Aerospace (CUA) and research partner the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) will provide innovative thermal management systems-level analysis tools to the Navy, enabling detailed investigations of air platform thermal management issues associated with electronics loads (e.g., avionics/radar upgrades for military aircraft). The Phase I effort focuses on: (i) developing a suitable surrogate system-of-systems (SoS) thermal management architecture, (ii) producing custom block models for aircraft sub-systems, (iii) developing analysis-of-alternatives tools, and (iv) applying the adapted toolkit components to make preliminary SoS simulations linking generator loads to the oil and fuel -based cooling system. The proposed Phase I option period will extend the base period work by converting relevant models to compiled code and developing a graphic user interface design with input on workflow from the Navy. The Phase II effort will develop a higher quality and higher fidelity SoS model of a more detailed Navy architecture (based on inputs from NAVAIR/industry); the CUA-UIUC team will work with the Navy to develop and solve a candidate aircraft thermal architecture problem of interest in order to demonstrate the services which can be provided with the modeling, simulation, and analysis (MS&A) software package.

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