Tactical Ballistic Projectile Acoustic Signature Modeling

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W31P4Q-10-C-0247
Agency Tracking Number: A2-3924
Amount: $729,968.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: A08-163
Solicitation Number: 2008.3
Small Business Information
Combustion Research and Flow Technology,
6210 Kellers Church Road, Pipersville, PA, -
DUNS: 929950012
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Neeraj Sinha
 Vice-President and Techni
 (215) 766-1520
Business Contact
 Brian York
Title: Treasurer and Principal S
Phone: (215) 766-1520
Email: york@craft-tech.com
Research Institution
This proposal will lead to the development of a comprehensive aero-acoustic toolkit for predicting the acoustic signatures of tactical projectiles. Development will focus on identification of noise generation mechanisms and their spectral content, propagation of the noise through non-uniform media, accounting for effects of atmospheric attenuation and dispersion as well as prediction of the far-field signatures. The primary focus is upon characterization of the shock structure associated with the projectiles and prediction of the N-wave signature at the ground, while accounting for effects of geometric effects such as fins and control surfaces, as well as thermal stratification and wind effects in the atmosphere. Secondary sources such as wake noise, shock-boundary layer interaction, as well as amplification of flow instabilities coupling with shock structures will also be investigated for noise predictions beyond boom cut-off locations. The innovation proposed here will result in an aeroacoustics simulation and prediction capability that will cover the entire spectrum of linear and non-linear acoustics in analyzing sound generation and propagation for a wide range of applications. An Artificial Neural Network (ANN) based numerical testbed will also be demonstrated where field-deployable systems for detection, identification and tracking of ballistic projectiles can be tested and evaluated.

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