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Personal Computer Based, Graphical User Interface Configured, Generic Air Breathing Propulsion System Cycle Deck

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 26370
Amount: $586,383.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 1995
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
990 Explorer Blve., N.w. Cummings Research Park
Huntsville, AL 35806
United States
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Richard K. Steinberg
 (205) 971-7000
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Research Institution

There is a vast array of air breathing jet propulsion cycles availble leading to a monumental problem when performing parametric trades during design or concept studies. A need exists for a user-friendly computer modeling tool which is capable of analyzing many air breathing propulsion system cycles efficiently. Human factors studies have been performed for real-time interactive computer displays for DoD systems. The technologies resulting from these real-time display designs can be used to produce an optimal graphical interface which will provide a means for interactive design and/or modification of air breathing propulsion systems. To enhance the utility of the interface, the analysis tool will operate using Windows on IBM-compatible PC computes. The propulsion system features will be selected from a comprehensive database that contains libraries of scalable cycle components, using the windows interface. Optimizing to a particular design requires parametric studies utilizing multiple combinations of components leading to excessive simualtion time when using antiquated methodologies. A human engineered windows graphical interface design will enable the user to perform parametric studies in an efficient and effective manner while examining and printing numerous cycle output plots.

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