Highly Compact Supersonic Cruise Missile (SSCM) Engine Inlet

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$749,974.00
Award Year:
2014
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N68335-14-C-0031
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, 18947-
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
Treasurer and Principal S
(215) 766-1520
york@craft-tech.com
Research Institution:
n/a
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 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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