SACOMAR

Technologies for Safe and Controlled Martian Entry

Project Reference: 263210
Activity Code:
SPA.2010.3.2-04
Coordinator: German Aerospace Center (DLR)

Abstract:

The main objective of the study is the experimental and numerical study of gas surface interaction phenomena in the high enthalpy flow field behind the bow shock in front of a model at Martian entry flow conditions. The improvement of physical modelling using experimental data and its implementation into the CFD codes is essential to understand and interpret the physical processes. At the end the project will allow to estimate the aerothermal loads on the vehicle more accurately. Main activities of the project are: -Definition of requirements on experiments, modelling and CFD codes using realistic Mars mission profiles -Experiments on the measurement of flow parameters in the free stream and behind the shock and stagnation point heat flux rate -Improvement of existing physical models with respect to the non-equilibrium effects, transport properties and gas surface interaction chemistry -Implementation of improved physical models into the CFD codes and simulation of experiments -Synthesis of the data and extrapolation to the flight...

Project Details:

Start Date: 2011-01-01
End Date: 2012-06-30
EU Contribution: 499 484 Euro
Total Costs: 690 530 Euro
Programme Acronym: FP7-Space
Subprogramme Area: SPA.2010.3.2-04 EU-Russia Cooperation for Strengthening Space Foundations (SICA)
Funding Scheme: Small/medium-scale focused research project for specific cooperation actions dedicated to international cooperation partner countries
Administrative Contact Person: Iris GLASMACHERS (Ms.)
Project Website: SACOMAR

Partners:

  • THALES ALENIA SPACE ITALIA SPA – Italia
  • SA KHRISTIANOVICH INSTITUTE OF THEORETICAL AND APPLIED MECHANICS OF SIBERIAN BRANCH OF RUSSIAN ACADEMY OFSCIENCE*ITAM OF SB RAS – Russian Federation
  • ASTRIUM GMBH – Germany
  • FEDERAL STATE UNITARY ENTERPRISE THE CENTRAL AEROHYDRODYNAMIC INSTITUTE NAMED AFTER PROF. N.E. ZHUKOVSKY – Russian Federation
  • A. ISHLINSKY INSTITUTE FOR PROBLEMS IN MECHANICS RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCE*IPMECH RAS – Russian Federation
  • CENTRO ITALIANO RICERCHE AEROSPAZIALI SCPA - Italia
  • FEDERALNOE GOSUDARSTVENNOE UNITARNOPREDPRIYATIE TSENTRALNY NAUCHNO- ISSLEDOVATELSKY INSTITUT MACHINOSTROENIYA – Russian Federation
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