Fast Thermal Calculations for Responsive Targets in Support of Real-Time Scene Generation

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$99,975.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
HQ0147-11-C-7660
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
B10B-003-0002
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA10-T003
Solicitation Number:
2010.B
Small Business Information
5285 SHAWNEE ROAD, SUITE 400, ALEXANDRIA, VA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
807454640
Principal Investigator:
Stephen Hartley
Principle Investigator
(256) 971-1364
steve.hartley@mtsi-va.com
Business Contact:
Ann Byrd
Director of Contracts
(703) 564-0589
ann.byrd@mtsi-va.com
Research Institution:
University of Alabama in Huntsville
S. S Ravindran
301 Sparkman Drive
Hunstville, AL, 35899-
(256) 824-6611
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
In order to provide the required simulation frame rates we propose to decouple the incident flux calculations from a simple thermal response model. We propose to develop a table-lookup methodology based on high fidelity precomputed environmental and eventually aerothermal fluxes which can be draw in real time to drive the thermal response model. A simple 1-D thermal calculation based on an analytic solution will provide a fast thermal computation based on the flux conditions and previous surface temperature. This approach will fit natively within the existing simulation framework and allow full closed-loop simulation of the thermal history of even highly thermally responsive targets throughout midcourse and upper re-entry.

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