Integrated Aero-Servo-Thermo-Populso-Elasticity (ASTPE) for Hypersonic Scramjet Vehicle Design/Analysis

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9550-07-C-0043
Agency Tracking Number: F054-027-0129
Amount: $749,694.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: AF05-T027
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
9489 E. Ironwood Square Drive, Suite 10, Scottsdale, AZ, 85258
DUNS: 182103291
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Danny Liu
 President
 (480) 945-9988
 danny@zonatech.com
Business Contact
 Jennifer Scherr
Title: Assistant
Phone: (480) 945-9988
Email: jennifer@zonatech.com
Research Institution
 UNIV. OF MARYLAND
 Jeff Richardson
 3112 Lee Building
College Park, MD, 20742-20742
 (301) 405-6178
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
Conventional air-vehicle designs are subjected to a well-set system/operational requirements. Scramjet-powered vehicle (SPV) design however enters an unprecedented level of multidisciplinary synergy to achieve its operational requirements. Through a convoluted and inverse design strategy for SPV, its propulsion system inlet design largely dictates the airframe geometry. Further, it is complicated by TPS and aeroelastic requirements. These considerations mandate a drastic paradigm shift from conventional design. Thus a new concept of low-fidelity prediction/high-fidelity correction (LFP/HFC) design/optimization procedure is introduced. While rapid conceptual design adopts lower-fidelity software tools, high-fidelity methodologies, CFD/FEM, enter through subsequent design cycles as required. Therefore, SPV designers gain an insightful understanding of the multidisciplinary physics that lead to a compromised SPV design. Following this design paradigm, ZONA Team in Phases II will fully establish an Aero-Servo-Thermal-Propulso-Elastic (ASTPE) methodology and procedure, integrating it with the waverider inlet/propulsion system as a viable "conceptual-to-preliminary" tool for hypersonic SPVs. The LFP/HFC design/optimization procedure along with all developed modules will be housed in an ASTPE Desktop Design Environment (ADDE) with a powerful data management engine (eBASE) and GUI system as a convenient, conceptual-to-preliminary, hypersonic vehicle design/optimization tool. A SED-like vehicle will be configured as a baseline SPV demonstrator of the ADDE.

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