The Securing Equipment Computation Utility for Response Estimation (SECURE) Toolbox

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$79,960.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N00167-11-P-0039
Solitcitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Number:
2010.2
Branch:
Navy
Award Year:
2011
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
N102-151-1201
Solicitation Topic Code:
N102-151
Small Business Information
Continuum Dynamics, Inc.
34 Lexington Avenue, Ewing, NJ, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
096857313
Principal Investigator
 Robert McKillip
 Senior Associate
 (609) 538-0444
 bob@continuum-dynamics.com
Business Contact
 Barbara Agans
Title: Director, Business Admini
Phone: (609) 538-0444
Email: barbara@continuum-dynamics.com
Research Institution
 Stub
Abstract
An analysis methodology and associated software toolbox is proposed for development that models aircraft/ship securing and deck handling loads in the Dynamic Interface (DI) environment. The software is unique in that it adds both enhanced physical modeling and a novel multibody formulation to the complex computational problem of representing the forces and responses of the aircraft and securing equipment during deck capture, landing and securing operations. The physics models include proper rotor system and fuselage/gear aeromechanical response to ship airwake disturbances and partial ground effects; the multibody formulation uses a unique methodology that results in a reduced number of parameters, thus permitting a wide class of securing systems and constraints to be simulated in real-time; and the toolbox interface provides a 3D interactive environment that allows for user construction of the simulation environment and an immersive mechanism for viewing computational results. The simulation toolbox, hosted under the MATLAB environment, will be validated using data from dynamically scaled models of both rotorcraft and securing systems, tested on an actual ship deck as part of the Phase I program.

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