Highly Compact Supersonic Cruise Missile (SSCM) Engine Inlet

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$149,989.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68335-12-C-0245
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
N121-028-0013
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
N121-028
Solicitation Number:
2012.1
Small Business Information
6210 Kellers Church Road, Pipersville, PA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
929950012
Principal Investigator:
Neeraj Sinha
Vice President&Technica
(215) 766-1520
sinha@craft-tech.com
Business Contact:
Brian York
Principal Scientist&Tre
(215) 766-1520
york@craft-tech.com
Research Institute:
Stub




Abstract
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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