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(Recovery Act) – NASA Fundamental Aeronautics Pre-Solicitation Workshop “Subsonic Fixed Wing N+2 Advanced Low NOx Combustor Technologies”

By SpaceRef Editor
July 21, 2009
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August 7, 2009, 12:30pm to 4:30pm

Ohio Aerospace Institute

22800 Cedar Point Road, Cleveland, OH 44142

Workshop Description: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Headquarters, Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD) is preparing an addition to ROA-2009, NNH09ZEA001N (this is announced under NNH09ZEA001N-1). In keeping with the current structure of the ROA NRA, ARMD plans to amend the NRA with the detailed requirements to solicit proposals for the “Subsonic Fixed Wing N+2 Advanced Low NOx Combustor Technologies”. We are conducting this workshop to share information on the technologies of interest and expectations, and to seek input from the broad aeronautics community to refine the solicitation – which is expected be released one week after the pre-solicitation workshop.

NASA goals are to expand the viable and well-informed trade space for vehicle design decisions and enable simultaneous realization of National noise, emissions, and performance goals. With this solicitation, NASA is seeking proposals that will identify new combustor concepts capable of meeting N+2 NOx goals, conduct initial screening experiments, develop technologies and roadmaps, and construct a test rig capable of testing advanced combustors at realistic engine conditions (for NASA use). These efforts will be 18-20 months in duration, approximately 50/50 (cash and in-kind) cost share is desired, and a total of $14M of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funding investment is anticipated.

Table 1 summarizes the SFW Project’s vehicle technology goals for future generation aircraft, each of which represents a “corner” of the trade space. It is desirable to identify vehicle solutions that simultaneously meet the goals for noise, emissions, and energy usage (fuel burn).

Table 1 – NASA’s Technology Goals for Future Subsonic Vehicles

Opportunities to ask questions, solicit clarification, and provide input to the solicitation scope will be provided during general Q&A and private (20-minute) spin-off sessions. Organization representatives are invited to sign up for the spin-off session during the registration period at the beginning of the workshop. Teaming discussions with other participants will be encouraged.

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