AN OPTIMAL MANEUVERING REENTRY BODY SHAPE DESIGN PACKAGE

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$60,000.00
Award Year:
1990
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
9462
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Aptek Inc.
1257 Lake Plaza Dr, Colorado Springs, CO, 80906
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Mark D Landon
(719) 576-8100
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THE OVERALL GOAL OF PHASE I AND PHASE II IS TO DEVELOP SOFTWARE THAT WILL FIND THE OPTIMAL SIZE AND SHAPE OF MARB DESIGNS ACCORDING TO USER DEFINED DESIGN CRITERIA. PHASE I WILL SHOW THE FEASIBILITY OF MARB SHAPE DESIGN OPTIMIZATION BY COMBINING A GEOMETRIC MODELER, OPTIMIZATION SOFTWARE, AND FREE-FORM DEFORMATION WITH AN ANALYSIS MODULE. THE PHASE I ANALYSIS MODULE WILL CONTAIN AERODYNAMICS AND INTERNAL COMPONENT PACKAGING SOFTWARE. THE SOFTWARE WILL HELP THE USER FIND AN OPTIMAL MARB AERODYNAMIC SHAPE (E.G. MAXIMUM LIFE TO DRAG RATIO, OR MINIMUM SURFACE PRESSURE, ETC.) WHILE PACKAGING INTERNAL COMPONENTS INSIDE THE MARB SHAPE AND WHILE SATISFYING DESIGN CONSTRAINTS (E.G. LIMITS OF SURFACE AREA, VOLUME, PRESSURE, DRAG, LENGTH, WIDTH, ETC.). PHASE II WILL ENHANCE THE DESIGN PACKAGE BY INCLUDING OTHER ANALYSIS CODES (I.E. STRUCTURAL, ABLATION, AEROHEAT, RADAR CROSS-SECTION, STABILITY, TRAJECTORY, ETC.) NECESSARY FOR MARB DESIGN SYNTHESIS.

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