Vehicle Integrated Inward Turning Air Breathing Engines

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$749,941.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA8650-06-C-2676
Agency Tracking Number:
F051-192-3566
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
GOHYPERSONIC, INC.
714 E. Monument Ave Suite 201, Dayton, OH, 45402
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
780026220
Principal Investigator:
Lance Jacobsen
President
(937) 531-6678
lance@gohypersonic.com
Business Contact:
Lance Jacobsen
President
(937) 531-6678
lance@gohypersonic.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The overall objective of this proposal is to develop a tool that integrates and optimizes the design of internal scramjet engine flowlines with external aerodynamic designs of hypersonic vehicles. The design of non-optimal, manual iteration engine-integrated inward turning scramjets with waverider vehicle shapes has already proven to be a powerful design technique. Phase I of this SBIR initiated a program to develop new and integrate existing flow surface design tools so that a systems level optimization can be performed on an engine and vehicle simultaneously with the utilization of a commercial optimizer. This tool is capable of designing integrated scramjet vehicles, creating the flow surfaces at cruise. Phase II will extend the design and analysis of the integrated scramjet-vehicles off-design. Analysis methods will be developed to analyze the flow surfaces over all points of a mission, including transonic performance and acceleration to cruise. This will allow the optimization of an integrated engine-vehicle and trajectory over predetermined mission requirements. Computational and experimental validation of an engine-integrated vehicle design is planned. Tests will verify the design process and predictive capability of the design tool as well as confirm the high performance capability of integrated inward-turning scramjets and waverider vehicles.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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