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Prediction and Measurement of the Carbon Build-Up in Film-Cooled Rocket Engines

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9300-15-M-1503
Agency Tracking Number: F15A-T21-0127
Amount: $149,998.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF15-AT21
Solicitation Number: 2015.1
Solicitation Year: 2015
Award Year: 2015
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2015-07-28
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2016-04-29
Small Business Information
603 East Robinson Street Suite 7
Carson City, NV 89701
United States
DUNS: 6620553
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Jeffrey Muss
 (916) 363-6161
Business Contact
 Jeffrey Muss
Phone: (916) 363-6161
Research Institution
 Naval Postgraduate School
 Jeffrey Paduan
1 University Circle
Monterey, CA 93943
United States

 (831) 656-1000
 Domestic nonprofit research organization

ABSTRACT: Sierra Engineering Inc. (Sierra) believes that existing chemical kinetic models can be efficiently incorporated into commercial CFD codes to predict the mixing, pyrolysis, soot formation and carbon deposition within film cooled rocket engines. During this Phase I STTR effort we will demonstrate that this analysis capability is practical and that we can generate appropriate model validation data.; BENEFIT: Successful completion of this SBIR activity will lead to validation of advanced analysis for film cooling in kerosene cooled rocket engines. The resultant tools can be used for a variety of rocket combustor design and analysis activities including the design of low-cost, high performing film-cooled booster systems, and improved fidelity simulation of rocket exhaust plume dynamics.

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