Fire Suppressant Transport Model

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9201-12-C-0278
Agency Tracking Number: F121-197-0538
Amount: $149,857.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: AF121-197
Solicitation Number: 2012.1
Small Business Information
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Principal Investigator
 Jim Tucker
 Senior Engineer
 (937) 431-9914
Business Contact
 Jeff Foulk
Title: President
Phone: (410) 273-7722
Research Institution
ABSTRACT: SURVICE Engineering is proposing the development of an innovative fire extinguishing suppressant flow simulation model that meets solicitation requirements. Our proposed approach includes integration of a previously developed, exceptionally fast running, engineering level computational fluid dynamics core model that was originally developed for programs supporting the Army in blast analysis prediction, and the Navy for shipboard fires and structural failure. The core computation code will be enhanced specifically for suppressant agent transport and mixing within a cluttered dry-bay environment. A verification program will be conducted as well as initial validation to prepare for a detailed Phase II development and validation program. BENEFIT: The successful completion of this SBIR will provide the Air Force and DoD with the capability for rapidly evaluating fire extinguishing suppressant flow through complicated aircraft (and other vehicle) dry-bays and compartments. The DoD already has a large community to whom the new code would apply immediately. Both defense contractors and commercial manufactures of fire extinguishing systems are another natural market. Risk engineering firms that evaluate fires and damage are a potential market. NATO allies, and other allies, are also a potential market.

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