NASA SBIR 2007 Solicitation


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 07-1 A2.06-9041
SUBTOPIC TITLE: Aerothermodynamics
PROPOSAL TITLE: A Multi-Physics CFD Toolkit for Reentry Flows

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
AeroSoft, Inc.
1872 Pratt Drive, Suite 1275
Blacksburg, VA 24060 - 6141
(540) 557-1900

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Michael P. Applebaum
1872 Pratt Drive, Suite 1275
Blacksburg, VA 24060 - 6141
(540) 557-1909

Expected Technology Readiness Level (TRL) upon completion of contract: 4 to 7

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)
AeroSoft proposes to develop a full featured CFD toolkit
for analysis of the aerothermal environment and its effect
on space vehicles. In Phase I, AeroSoft proposes to implement
multi-component ablation along with material response into
AeroSoft's structured and unstructured CFD solver GASP. In
Phase I, GASP's internal thermal solver will be augmented to
include the effects of ablation. In Phase II, AeroSoft proposes
to implement radiation heat flux and radiation transport into GASP.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
The direct benefits to NASA are the ability to analyze the interaction
of ablating materials with the gases in the shock layer, and the ability
to analyze radiation heat transfer and radiation transport that occurs
in shock layers for reentry applications.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
The work performed under Phase I and Phase II will have
significant application to directed energy research. AeroSoft's GASP
is currently being used to perform laser-target interaction. Much
of the physics that occur during reentry also occur during laser-target
interaction. Potential customers include NASA, Lawrence Livermore
National Labs, Sandia National Labs, and their subcontractors performing
reentry design and analysis or COIL related research.

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