Highly Compact Supersonic Cruise Missile (SSCM) Engine Inlet

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-12-C-0245
Agency Tracking Number: N121-028-0013
Amount: $149,989.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: N121-028
Solicitation Number: 2012.1
Small Business Information
6210 Kellers Church Road, Pipersville, PA, -
DUNS: 929950012
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Neeraj Sinha
 Vice President&Technica
 (215) 766-1520
Business Contact
 Brian York
Title: Principal Scientist&Tre
Phone: (215) 766-1520
Email: york@craft-tech.com
Research Institution
As air vehicle speeds increase, air breathing engine and inlet technology follow through concurrent supersonic performance requirements. The recent ability to build smaller supersonic engines has established a void in small air vehicle inlet capability. A solution to decrease the overall footprint of supersonic inlets within next-generation Supersonic Cruise Missiles (SSCMs) is desired. SSCMs, like the Next Generation TOMAHAWK (NGT), are under consideration in response to Prompt Global Strike (PGS) requirements, which characterize engagement time with Time-Critical-Targets (TCTs). Conventional inlet design is limited to classical shapes for the supersonic portion of the inlet (i.e., rectangular or half/full axisymmetric) due to the use of semi-empirical codes that are restricted to this limited set of possible shapes; and, are limited to lofting the subsonic diffuser downstream of the terminal shock to meet the required average Mach number at the compressor face. CRAFT Tech will address the limitations of conventional design techniques with an innovative three-dimension design methodology based on computational fluid dynamics and multi-variant design optimization that will produce inlets that meet more stringent requirements for compact designs.

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