NASA SBIR 2006 Solicitation

FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER:06 A2.09-9172
SUBTOPIC TITLE:Aircraft Systems Analysis, Design and Optimization
PROPOSAL TITLE:Advanced Modeling Concepts for Conceptual Design

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
NextGen Aeronautics, Inc.
2780 Skypark Drive, Suite 400
Torrance, CA 90505-7519
(310) 626-8384

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Adarsh    Pun
apun@nextgenaero.com
2780 Skypark, Suite 400
Torrance, CA  90505-7519
(310) 626-8653

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT ( Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)
Preliminary design of aircraft structures is multidisciplinary, involving knowledge of structural mechanics, aerodynamics, aeroelasticity, structural dynamics and design concepts. Even though analysis tools and computing resources have improved significantly, very little attention is being paid to the required data exchange and seamless interoperability for true multi-disciplinary analysis. Indeed there is a lot to be gained in performing multi-disciplinary analysis up front in the design cycle during the conceptual design phase as changes during mid or tail end of the design process are often expensive and difficult to implement. The net result is increased cost and performance limiting weight penalties on the air vehicle. It is essential to consider the impact of several design disciplines simultaneously to arrive at a satisfactory design where generated data for each discipline is seamlessly generated or available to each design discipline.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS ( Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Traditional build and test procedures for developing conceptual prototype designs are costly and there is a need to perform computer simulations to rapidly evaluate multiple design configurations. The proposed software framework with advanced workbenches for multiple design disciplines and unique data management capabilities for interoperability between the various design disciplines has tremendous commercialization potential NASA airframe development applications.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS ( Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Traditional build and test procedures for developing conceptual prototype designs are costly and there is a need to perform computer simulations to rapidly evaluate multiple design configurations. The proposed software framework with advanced workbenches for multiple design disciplines and unique data management capabilities for interoperability between the various design disciplines has tremendous commercialization potential Non-NASA applications in the automotive, marine and civil industry sectors that currently employ the costly traditional build and test for conceptual design.

NASA's technology taxonomy has been developed by the SBIR-STTR program to disseminate awareness of proposed and awarded R/R&D in the agency. It is a listing of over 100 technologies, sorted into broad categories, of interest to NASA.

TECHNOLOGY TAXONOMY MAPPING
Controls-Structures Interaction (CSI)
Modular Interconnects
Simulation Modeling Environment
Software Development Environments
Structural Modeling and Tools


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