Controllable Atomization for Supercritical Combustion

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$742,937.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA9550-05-C-0156
Award Id:
62665
Agency Tracking Number:
F033-0177
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
5315 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., Atlanta, GA, 30341
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
806337762
Principal Investigator:
JohnAmaya
Modeling Engineer
(678) 287-2421
jamaya@ngimat.com
Business Contact:
AndrewHunt
C.E.O.
(678) 287-2402
ahunt@ngimat.com
Research Institute:
GEORGIA TECH RESEARCH CORP.
R. P Hart III
505 Tenth Street
Atlanta, GA, 30332
(404) 385-6692
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
nGimat Co., in collaboration with the Georgia Institute of Technology, and the Wright-Patterson AFB Air Force Research Laboratory, proposes to develop a fuel injection method and advanced numerical simulation tools for injection of fuel at supercritical conditions in aero-propulsion combustors. This project is designed to accelerate understanding and commercialization of transcritical and supercritical fuel injection and fuel-air mixing technology for improved performance and thermal management of jet engines. These goals have been identified by the Integrated High Performance Turbine Engine Technology (IHPTET) program as pivotal technologies for the U.S. to maintain/extend its global competitive position in aircraft and missile systems. The injection of fuel at a supercritical thermodynamic state into a high-pressure environment is an increasingly important research area, since high heat sink fuel cooling technology will provide a path to enhance performance with current materials in advanced fighter aircraft and can play a key role in emission-reduction strategies in commercial aircraft. Successful development of injection methods and numerical simulation tools will facilitate a clear path to incorporate this technology into future products such as the Joint Strike Fighter.

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