Air Breathing Vehicles Integrated Design and Synthesis Environment

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: F33615-03-C-3318
Agency Tracking Number: 021VA-1650
Amount: $749,997.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2003
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
11180 Reed Hartman Highway, Cincinnati, OH, 45242
DUNS: 868140278
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Stephen Hill
 Application Engineer
 (513) 985-9877
Business Contact
 John Marino
Title: Application Manager
Phone: (513) 985-9877
Research Institution
An integrated design and synthesis environment based on an object-oriented, web-enabled, multidisciplinary framework supporting the engineering of Hypersonic Air-breathing Vehicles (HAV) is proposed. It facilitates vehicle development by integrating a 3Dfeature-based design with high fidelity aerodynamic, propulsion, structural, and trajectory analyses covering the full flight regime from Mach 0.3 to 20. HAV configurations and structural design and subsystem layout can be easily configured, analyzed, andoptimized. 3D structured meshes for coupled CFD and finite element structural analyses are automated. High fidelity CFD methods for tip-to-tail aerodynamics and propulsion methods will be developed. A common computational model seamlessly integratesgeometry and analysis to support vehicle closure through iterative control allowing forward and inverse design. It provides multidisciplinary optimization capabilities to enhance vehicle analysis, reducing engineering time and cost while expanding thedesign space explored. TechnoSoft, the Boeing Company, and HyPerComp will develop and exercise the environment in the design and analysis of an HAV. An integrated environment facilitating design and high fidelity aerodynamics and structural analysis ofHAVs at a level not currently available will be deployed. The overall engineering process for evaluating potential space operation vehicle concepts through detailed and integrated design and analyses will be enhanced.

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