Store Unsteady Aerodynamic Loads Measurement Technology

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$869,921.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA9101-12-C-0021
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
F093-214-1491
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF093-214
Solicitation Number:
2009.3
Small Business Information
4020 Long Beach Blvd, Long Beach, CA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
133626544
Principal Investigator:
Kevin Roughen
Vice President of Enginee
(562) 981-7797
kevin.roughen@m4-engineering.com
Business Contact:
Kevin Roughen
Vice President of Enginee
(562) 981-7797
kevin.roughen@m4-engineering.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
ABSTRACT: M4 Engineering proposes to develop a method for accurately measuring unsteady aerodynamic loads on stores. Work to date has included characterization of the significant challenges currently impeding dynamic load measurement. M4 Engineering has demonstrated a prototype unsteady load measurement system that determined applied loads based on measurements taken from the end of a flexible sting. The proposed effort will develop this technology further including wind tunnel demonstration. The proposed development will create an excellent compliment to modern test and analysis methods. BENEFIT: The proposed development has the potential to dramatically improve the analysis and certification process for stores. Demand for this capability will be found in the government and at major airframe manufacturers. Phase II development will result in a commercial CTS components that satisfy this demand. Combination of unsteady loads data collected with these developments with advanced trajectory simulation capabilities will allow engineers to accurately and rapidly predict store separation trajectories in order to avoid unpleasant"surprises"during development, testing, and service. Initial implementation will focus on store load measurement, however the capability created will apply to other systems subjected to unsteady loading environments. Satisfying this existing demand will provide a tremendous commercial potential for this technology.

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