PERCORP Enhancement for Improved Soot Modeling

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$499,946.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA9101-04-C-0038
Award Id:
64344
Agency Tracking Number:
031-1446
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
603 East Robinson Street Suite 7, Carson City, NV, 89701
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
006620553
Principal Investigator:
ScottPalmer
Project Manager
(916) 363-6162
scott@sierraengineering.com
Business Contact:
CurtisJohnson
Corporate President
(775) 885-0139
cwj@sierraengineering.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
This effort will improve plume signature prediction of hydrocarbon burning liquid rocket engines by increasing the fidelity of the soot production models used to predict exhaust conditions. The new models will include improved kinetic mechanisms as well as prediction of soot particle size, shape and distribution. The models will be correlated and verified through testing. An experimental rocket combustor will be designed and tested, one capable of creating both pre-mixed and intentionally unmixed combustion zones. The intentional unmixed zones used to cool combustor walls in many liquid rocket engines are responsible for the majority of the soot produced in these devices. Measurements of soot size and distribution will be completed at the combustor exit. Particles will be captured for SEM review. As part of the effort the PERCORP and VIPER analysis tools will be improved for easy of use and increased accuracy.

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