Integrated Multidisciplinary Optimization Objects

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Amount:
$599,967.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
NNX10CA34C
Agency Tracking Number:
085562
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
A2
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
M4 Engineering, Inc.
4020 Long Beach Blvd, Long Beach, CA, 90807
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
133626544
Principal Investigator
 Katherine Alston
 Principal Investigator
 (562) 981-7797
 kalston@m4-engineering.com
Business Contact
 Myles Baker
Title: Business Official
Phone: (562) 562-7797
Email: myles.baker@m4-engineering.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
During Phase I, M4 Engineering integrated a prototype system into OpenMDAO, a NASA GRC open-source framework. This prototype system was a proof-of-concept that M4 physics based modules could be integrated in OpenMDAO. The results generated in OpenMDAO compared well to the results generated in another framework, ModelCenter. Phase II will be a demonstration of enhanced system functionality with the integration of additional modules and design tools. The integrated objects will perform discipline-specific analysis across multiple flight regimes at varying levels of fidelity. The process will also deliver system-level, multi-objective optimization. Phase II will also showcase a refined system architecture that allows the system to be less customized to a specific configuration (i.e., system and configuration separation) as well as additional example problems. By delivering a capable and validated MDAO system along with a set of example applications to be used as a template for future users, this work will greatly expand NASA's high-fidelity, physics based MDAO capabilities and enable the design of revolutionary vehicles in a cost effective manner. This proposed work compliments M4 Engineering's expertise in developing modeling and simulation toolsets that solve relevant subsonic, supersonic, and hypersonic demonstration applications.

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