Air-Breathing Missile Thrust Measurement

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W31P4Q-11-C-0160
Agency Tracking Number: A2-4354
Amount: $729,995.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: A09-134
Solicitation Number: 2009.3
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
 Sanford Dash
 Chief Scientist&Presid
 (215) 766-1520
 dash@craft-tech.com
Business Contact
 Brian York
Title: Principal Scientist&Tre
Phone: (215) 766-1520
Email: york@craft-tech.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
Our Phase II program will provide for the design, fabrication, and testing of skin friction gauges and force measurement modules that will operate in a hypersonic scramjet propulsive flowpath with hydrogen/air combustion. Gauges will be installed in the CUBRC Combustion Duct and a test matrix performed to demonstrate operability as well as to provide detailed data for the validation of CFD codes. Detailed CFD simulations of this data will be performed using very advanced turbulence models that predict temperature and species fluctuations which are used to predict variations in turbulent Prandtl and Schmidt number. Net force values for these experiments will be compared based on: (1) use of force balance modules; (2) direct use of experimental surface measurements with specialized interpolation techniques; and, (3) by integration of the pressure and skin friction values predicted by the CFD. The new data sets and accompanying CFD solution data and comparisons will be incorporated in the CRAVE web-based / GUI driven validation tool.

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