Highly Compact Supersonic Cruise Missile (SSCM) Engine Inlet

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-14-C-0031
Agency Tracking Number: N121-028-0013
Amount: $986,971.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: N121-028
Solicitation Number: 2012.1
Small Business Information
Combustion Research and Flow Technology, Inc.
6210 Kellers Church Road, Pipersville, PA, 18947
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: Treasurer and Principal S
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 the Next Generation TOMAHAWK (NGT)/Supersonic Cruise Missiles (SSCM) is desired. Conventional inlet design is limited to classical shapes for the supersonic portion of the inlet 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 utilize a novel Inlet Design Optimization Environment to conduct the design and development of a compact high-speed inlet for the NGT/SSCM. CRAFT Tech will prepare a detailed plan for wind-tunnel testing of the design, with the specific purpose of verifying the inlet design and design of the test hardware will also be performed. This comprehensive planning will also include identification of an appropriate test facility, interfacing of the model scale inlet with the test facility, definition of a suitable test matrix and associated testing protocols.

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