Rapid Design, Analysis, and Test of Hypersonic Propulsion Integrated Configurations

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-09-C-3933
Agency Tracking Number: F073-091-1575
Amount: $746,234.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: AF073-091
Solicitation Number: 2007.3
Small Business Information
Astrox Corporation
3500 Marlbrough Way, Suite 100, College Park, MD, 20740
DUNS: 153929260
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Christopher Tarpley
 Aerospace Engineer
 (719) 277-7319
Business Contact
 Ajay Kothari
Title: President
Phone: (301) 948-4646
Email: a.p.kothari@astrox.com
Research Institution
The Air Force Research Laboratory Air Vehicles Directorate needs to be able to rapidly develop hypersonic vehicle concepts and to do so with as little risk as possible. A new technology called Rapid Prototyping will assist the Air Force in reducing risk in choosing the best path for fielding hypersonic vehicle systems. This technology will allow the rapid testing of many concepts, thus adding concrete knowledge to the design space and promoting good choices during early design stages. BENEFIT: The result of the Phase II work will be software that can perform hypersonic inlet/exhaust integrated vehicle design and system analysis with the capability of creating multi-flowpath/multi-duct configurations. This software will have been used to design and create an inlet integrated test article suitable for running in a wind tunnel. This work will provide sufficient information to judge the worth of the concept and provide confidence to move into development of the software and wind tunnel testing.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

Agency Micro-sites

SBA logo
Department of Agriculture logo
Department of Commerce logo
Department of Defense logo
Department of Education logo
Department of Energy logo
Department of Health and Human Services logo
Department of Homeland Security logo
Department of Transportation logo
Environmental Protection Agency logo
National Aeronautics and Space Administration logo
National Science Foundation logo
US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government