Innovative Aeropropulsion Technology for Future Military Assets

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-05-M-2596
Agency Tracking Number: F051-192-2327
Amount: $99,732.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF05-192
Solicitation Number: 2005.1
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2005
Award Year: 2005
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2005-03-30
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2006-03-30
Small Business Information
1200 Ashwood Parkway, Suite 506, Atlanta, GA, 30338
DUNS: 847164915
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 John Bradford
 President
 (770) 379-8007
 john.bradford@sei.aero
Business Contact
 Melinda Olds
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (678) 938-0214
Email: melinda.olds@sei.aero
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
This proposal seeks to develop a system for quickly assessing the abort scenarios for a wide variety transportation concepts including space-access launchers, high-speed cruisers, sub-orbital systems, and strike vehicles with single and multistage elements utilizing air-breathing (turbine, RBCC, combined-cycle, etc.) and rocket propulsion systems. Through an exhaustive assessment of the possible failure modes, mitigation options, and flight scenarios possible along the nominal flight path, this system, called the Abort Simulation Modeler, will be able to identify sensitive areas during the mission when intact abort options are lowest or non-existent for a proposed or existing launch asset. SpaceWorks Engineering, Inc. (SEI) believes demand exists for this type of system. The customer base is envisioned to range from government officials wanting to assess new design concepts (e.g. DoD, NASA, FAA) to the small launch vehicle/responsive space access community wishing to determine how well their systems can meet government certification requirements.

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