Continuous Detonation Rocket and Air Breathing Engines

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$98,937.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W31P4Q-09-C-0197
Agency Tracking Number:
08SB2-0891
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
SB082-059
Solicitation Number:
2008.2
Small Business Information
HYPERCOMP, INC.
2629 Townsgate Road, Suite 105, Westlake Village, CA, 91361
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
Y
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
005100560
Principal Investigator:
Ramakanth Munipalli
Sr. Computational Physicist
(805) 371-7500
mrk@hypercomp.net
Business Contact:
Vijaya Shankar
Vice-President
(805) 371-7556
vshankar@hypercomp.net
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
We propose here a systematic sequence of advancements which can lead to the efficient and reliable operation of continuous detonation engines. The advancements sought will pertain to fuel injection, initiation and sustenance of detonation waves and the geometrical design of detonation channels and nozzles. A scalability study will be performed to assess the feasibility of the detonation engine at larger thrust levels and design alternatives needed at higher thrust levels will be explored. Phase-I research will rely upon analytical and computational models, and a test program is planned at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) for a potential second phase of this project. Ample prior experience on all these fronts is available with the proposing team of HyPerComp and UTA.

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