NASA SBIR 2016 Solicitation


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 16-1 A1.02-7604
SUBTOPIC TITLE: Quiet Performance - Propulsion Noise Reduction Technology
PROPOSAL TITLE: Advanced Analytical Tools for the Characterization of Fundamental Jet Noise Sources and Structures

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Spectral Energies, LLC
5100 Springfield Street, Suite 301
Dayton, OH 45431 - 1262
(937) 266-9570

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Dr. Sivaram Gogineni
5100 Springfield Street, Suite 301
Dayton, OH 45431 - 1262
(937) 266-9570

CORPORATE/BUSINESS OFFICIAL (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Dr. Sukesh Roy
5100 Springfield Street, Suite 301
Dayton, OH 45431 - 1262
(937) 902-6546

Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) at beginning and end of contract:
Begin: 3
End: 4

Technology Available (TAV) Subtopics
Quiet Performance - Propulsion Noise Reduction Technology is a Technology Available (TAV) subtopic that includes NASA Intellectual Property (IP). Do you plan to use the NASA IP under the award?

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)
There is a need for innovative technologies and methods for noise reduction, noise prediction, and noise diagnostics. A comprehensive approach to reducing noise from any flow is predicated on a clear understanding of noise sources, i.e., the turbulent flow itself. Although much has been discovered in the last several decades about the connection between turbulence and noise, the heuristic element of the analysis has prevented the development of breakthrough noise mitigation technologies. For example, it is known that larger structures are responsible for shallow-angle noise, and the formation of shocks at supersonic speeds results in a new mechanism of noise production due to the passage of turbulent structures, However, the precise mechanism by which this transformation occurs is not known. High-fidelity datasets that capture the above phenomena whether from simulation or experiment are increasingly accessible, and need to be harnessed in better ways. With this in mind, analytical tools must be used and developed to extract the most useful information from the data. Tool such as Proper Orthogonal Decomposition, Stochastic estimation, Wavelet decomposition, Empirical Mode Decomposition, Dynamical Mode Decomposition and Doak?s decomposition have been shown to be useful for extracting such information. At present however, different practitioners use these tools differently, which makes the task of assimilating the data very difficult. The goal of the present effort is to develop a user-friendly software suite that unifies these advanced techniques to provide a standard approach. The development will be integrated with testing by exploring noise sources in ongoing experimental and computational rectangular and an axisymmetric multi-stream jet campaigns.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
The Technical Objectives presented in this proposal are directly addressing the A1.02 Quiet Performance subtopic description by characterizing fundamental noise sources for subsonic and supersonic three-stream engine nozzle. The understanding of these fundamental source can then be exploited to help designers develop quieter propulsion systems. We particularly address the need for innovative source identification techniques for noise sources including turbulence details related to flow-induced noise typical of jets, shocks, vortices, shear layers, etc.

In addition, the developed toolkit could be used by NASA to help process their data. This would allow NASA to perform the analyses on their data and characterized noise source from any new new nozzle design. The analyses are also broader that noise, they can be applied to other fluid dynamic data sets in an attempt to extract information.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
The knowledge gained from this study will additionally impact the DOD and engine makers such as General Electric and Pratt and Whitney. These organizations when doing nozzle design can use the information leading to design guidelines for quieter performance. Aircraft manufacturing companies such as Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman also may use guidelines from this work to help develop nozzle for embedded propulsion systems. In addition, the tools used and developed as part of this research have a much broader application then just jet noise. The tools can be used in must turbulence related studies to help identify important flow features. As such, the tools can be distributed to universities, industry, and the DOD.

TECHNOLOGY TAXONOMY MAPPING (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.)
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