Integrated Multidisciplinary Optimization Objects

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX09CC85P
Agency Tracking Number: 085562
Amount: $99,447.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solitcitation Year: 2008
Solitcitation Topic Code: A2.08
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
M4 Engineering, Inc.
4020 Long Beach Blvd, Long Beach, CA, 90807-2617
Duns: 133626544
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Katherine Alston
 Principal Investigator
 (562) 981-7797
 kalston@m4-engineering.com
Business Contact
 Kevin Roughen
Title: Business Official
Phone: (562) 981-7797
Email: kevin.roughen@m4-engineering.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
M4 Engineering proposes to implement physics-based, multidisciplinary analysis and optimization objects that will be integrated into a Python, open-source framework and used in a wide variety of simulations. The integrated objects will perform discipline-specific analysis across multiple flight regimes at varying levels of fidelity. The process will also deliver system-level, multi-objective optimization. Addressing physics-based, system-level objectives that span more than one discipline will have profound effects on improving decision-making abilities during the conceptual design phase when evaluating advanced technological concepts. In the proposed effort, existing capabilities will be leveraged to create a high fidelity, physics based, multidisciplinary analysis and optimization (MDAO) system. This proposed work will compliment M4 Engineering's expertise in developing modeling and simulation toolsets that solve relevant subsonic, supersonic, and hypersonic demonstration applications.

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