Accession Number : ADA328084

Title :   Phase I SBIR: Integration of Common Module Signature Code Features.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 4 Nov 96-4 May 97,

Corporate Author : THERMOANALYTICS INC CALUMET MI

Personal Author(s) : Curran, Allan R. ; Koivunen, Allan C. ; Johnson, Keith R. ; Annen, Kurt ; Anderson, Mark R.

PDF Url : ADA328084

Report Date : 31 JUL 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : Report developed under SBIR Contract. This research program studied the feasibility of integrating common modules among leading signature codes. The codes under investigation included PRISM/MuSES, SPIRITS, and GTSIMS. The features that were candidates for integration included plume/flowfield codes, radiation view factor modules, and engagement models. A plan was developed for implementing ground vehicle and helicopter exhaust plume models into the signature codes. Significant progress was achieved in developing the architecture and code selection for ground vehicle plume modeling. Prototype software was produced to demonstrate the calculation and visualization of an exhaust plume on a ground vehicle within the MuSES code. The progress that was made in Phase 1 provides the basis for a signature design tool using the MuSES prototype. A comprehensive plan for Phase 2 focuses on further development of the universal design tool for virtual prototyping of concept vehicles.

Descriptors :   *SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, *INFRARED SIGNATURES, *EXHAUST PLUMES, COMPUTER PROGRAM DOCUMENTATION, COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN, AIRCRAFT SIGNATURES, PROTOTYPES, COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS, FLOW VISUALIZATION, FLOW FIELDS, FEASIBILITY STUDIES, HELICOPTERS, GROUND VEHICLES, HYDRODYNAMIC CODES, JET FLOW.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Infrared Detection and Detectors
      Combustion and Ignition
      Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE