Missile Flight Weather Encounter Software for System Requirements Development

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$69,881.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W31P4Q-07-C-0033
Award Id:
76909
Agency Tracking Number:
A062-016-1342
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
5385 Hollister Avenue, MB205, Santa Barbara, CA, 93111
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
360943133
Principal Investigator:
WilliamAdler
Chief Scientist
(805) 692-2341
wadler@sysci.org
Business Contact:
WilliamAdler
Single member, Aquila Lab., LLC
(805) 692-2341
wfa@aquilalab.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
If flight through real weather environments is to be realized, there are two very important problem areas that have to be addressed: the true nature of the weather environments of interest has to be understood and characterized, and the metrics established for these environments have to reflect to a reasonable extent the significant features of these environments. Both of these problem areas are in desperate need of re-examination which is the goal for the proposed work. When the hydrometeor environments are considered from what is known from meteorology, it quickly becomes evident that the prevailing focus on rain requirements raises questions about the relevance of such requirements. Knowledge of the details of hydrometeor environments is increasing with advanced meteorological measurement techniques. Computational methods based on current meteorological results and field measurements will be used to establish the types and characteristics of the hydrometeors an aerospace vehicle will encounter along a particular flight trajectory through adverse weather. These are important calculations because they indicate the specific hydrometeors that have to be considered in qualification testing and in establishing performance estimates. How well this can be accomplished determines the fidelity of subsequent computational models: hydrometeor/aerodynamic interactions and material damage.

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