Highly Compact Supersonic Cruise Missile (SSCM) Engine Inlet

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$149,989.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N68335-12-C-0245
Solitcitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Number:
2012.1
Branch:
Navy
Award Year:
2012
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
N121-028-0013
Solicitation Topic Code:
N121-028
Small Business Information
Combustion Research and Flow Technology, Inc.
6210 Kellers Church Road, Pipersville, PA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
929950012
Principal Investigator
 Neeraj Sinha
 Vice President&Technica
 (215) 766-1520
 sinha@craft-tech.com
Business Contact
 Brian York
Title: Principal Scientist&Tre
Phone: (215) 766-1520
Email: york@craft-tech.com
Research Institution
 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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