SpaceWorks Enterprises Inc. Announces Award of Phase-3 SBIR from AFRL to Continue Development of Innovative Engineering Software

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Atlanta, June 1, 2017 – SpaceWorks Enterprises, Inc. (SEI) announces the recent award of a Phase-3 Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) contract from the Air Force Research Lab, Aerospace Systems Directorate (AFRL/RQ) at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base to further the development of innovative software solutions in support of its novel QuickShot trajectory simulation and optimization tool.

QuickShot is a new, advanced analysis capability for the aerospace industry in the area of trajectory simulation and optimization. It is designed to leverage the exponentially greater computational capabilities offered by today’s multi-core processors, resulting in improved productivity and knowledge for users. Its unique software architecture supports creation of highly complex problems with the ability to conduct a global optimization.

The new 12-month effort will further enhance and augment the capabilities of QuickShot with particular focus on supporting the assessment of future concepts for missions relevant to the U.S. Air Force and Department of Defense. Most notably, analysis and improved support for aerothermal modeling – a critical factor and constraint in the design of high-speed flight systems, will be implemented. Additionally, these capabilities will be demonstrated through various case studies. “We are eager to continue this exciting work with QuickShot and to be advancing the state-of-the-art in this area for the industry,” said Dr. John Bradford, President/COO of SpaceWorks.

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SpaceWorks Enterprises, Inc. (SEI) is a privately held aerospace engineering firm based in Atlanta, Georgia.


Public Release Case Number: 88ABW-2017-3024