In a significant advancement for aerodynamics software, Research in Flight has received a two-year SBIR Phase-II contract from NASA. This award is for the development of cutting-edge flow-separation and particle shedding features in the company’s flagship software, FlightStream®. Originating from their SBIR Phase-I efforts, Research in Flight developed a promising prototype that utilized FlightStream® as the core solver in a novel vortex shedding method for flow separation.
The goal of the Phase-II project is to evolve this prototype into a market-ready product within two years. As a part of this development, FlightStream® will also gain various additional functionalities, aligned with the broader objectives of the Phase-II work. Research in Flight anticipates launching an updated version of the FlightStream® solver, equipped with these new capabilities, in early 2018.