Impact of Hypersonic Flight Environment on Electro-Optic/Infrared (EO/IR) Sensors

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-15-M-1948
Agency Tracking Number: F15A-T40-0297
Amount: $149,835.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF15-AT40
Solicitation Number: 2015.1
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2015
Award Year: 2015
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2015-05-27
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2016-02-26
Small Business Information
2614 Artie Street, Suite 31, Huntsville, AL, 35805
DUNS: 947445524
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 John Pond
 President
 (256) 536-2949
 pond@hiwaay.net
Business Contact
 John Pond
Title: Mr.
Phone: (256) 536-2949
Email: pond@hiwaay.net
Research Institution
 University of Alabama Huntsville
 Gloria Greene
 UAHuntsville
Office of Sponsored Programs
Huntsville, AL, 35899
 (256) 824-2647
 Domestic nonprofit research organization
Abstract
ABSTRACT: Analysis and Applications and Associates, Inc. (AAA) proposes to develop software that evaluates effects of the hypersonic flow environment on electro-optic/infrared optical systems and vehicles for specific hypersonic flight profiles. We propose a high fidelity definition of the near-field flow, using the latest CFD and turbulence modeling technologies, to determine the environment from which the aero-heating and aero-optic aberration are computed. The analytical tools will allow us to determine window and optical system temperature history for a specific mission profile. Use of these technologies will allow the evaluation of candidate hypersonic aerial survey platforms for commercial application such as aerial survey and remote resource sensing.; BENEFIT: Use of these technologies will allow the evaluation of candidate hypersonic aerial survey platforms for commercial application such as aerial survey and remote resource sensing. Using a hypersonic vehicle with the appropriate optical sensors could greatly reduce these costs.

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