Simulated Transient Evolutionary Plume Signature (STEPS)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$99,996.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
W9113M-06-C-0052
Solitcitation Year:
2005
Solicitation Number:
2005.3
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award Year:
2006
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
053-0726
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA05-046
Small Business Information
AERO OPTICS, INC.
655 Deep Valley Drive, Suite 335, Rolling Hills Estate, CA, 90274
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
625432679
Principal Investigator
 G. Newton Freeman
 Principal Investigator
 (310) 541-1933
 gnf@aero-optics.com
Business Contact
 G. Freeman
Title: President
Phone: (310) 541-1933
Email: gnf@aero-optics.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Nonsteady plume signatures can result from transient engine operating conditions (e.g., start-up, shut-down) or evolutionary vehicle flight conditions (acceleration, ascent). Current standard codes assume constant engine/flight conditions as for a steady engine burn in a ground static test. An advanced simulation capability is proposed to provide time-continuous multi-scale nonsteady plume signatures for transient/evolutionary engine/flight conditions throughout and beyond the boost phase. The simulation incorporates rigorous first-principles physical models and efficient stable numerical methods adopted from an existing steady-state simulation tool. The proposed innovative extension to nonsteady conditions is designed to provide reliable robust fully-automated on-line computations to support real-time dynamic engagement simulations.

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