High Frequency Measurements in Shock-Wave/Turbulent Boundary-Layer Interaction at Duplicated Flight Conditions

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$750,000.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
NNX12CA56C
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
105673
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
A2.06
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
VA, Hampton, VA, 23666-1339
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
Y
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
840701445
Principal Investigator:
ArunMangalam
Principal Investigator
(757) 220-5040
arun@taosystems.us
Business Contact:
SivaMangalam
Business Official
(757) 220-5040
siva@taosystems.us
Research Institute:
Stub




Abstract
Large amplitude, unsteady heating loads and steep flow gradients produced in regions of shock-wave/turbulent boundary-layer interaction (SWTBLI) pose a serious and challenging problem for designers of hypersonic vehicles. Characterizing SWTBLI flow features, such as the size of flow separation, is important for design evaluation and CFD validation. Tao Systems and CUBRC propose to develop a wide-bandwidth, thin-film heat transfer sensor system that quantifies the high frequency SWTBLI at duplicated flight conditions. This effort combines Tao Systems' high frequency-response/high-sensitivity electronics and signal processing techniques with the unique expertise of CUBRC in high-speed, high-enthalpy flows to obtain spatiotemporal information for the development of physics-based turbulence models.

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