Our Expertise

Design of Aerospace Vehicles Research and Development
Detailed Design of Aero-Structures Market and Economic Analysis
High Speed Computational Fluid Dynamics High Speed Computing
Thermal Analysis High Speed Networking
Mechanical Design and Analysis Digital Video Development
Propulsion System Design and Analysis Digital Flight Control and Avionics
Liquid Propulsion System Design and Analysis Modeling and Simulation
Software for Scientific and Engineering Applications


 

Design of Aerospace Vehicles

Including reusable launch vehicles (rocketships), high altitude aircraft, lighter than air vehicles, orbital mission designs, and micro-satellites. TGV Rockets and key personnel have been involved in the conceptual design of a highly operable low-cost suborbital launch vehicle (TGV’s MICHELLE-B), the conceptual design of a vertical takeoff and landing (VTVL) research vehicle (DC-X), the conceptual design of high performance VTVL research vehicles (DC-Y, DC-X2, SX-2 and X-33 Proposal) including high altitude piston powered aircraft, high altitude glider systems, micro-satellite upper stages, and associated mission design and conceptual design of special purpose GEO communication satellites.

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Research and Development

TGV key personnel have been involved in R&D projects covering the spectrum of high speed computing, communications, digital video, rotating machinery, solar power systems, rocket propulsion, secure computing and have seen all phases of R&D from conceptual design to manufacturing turnover.

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Detailed Design of Aero-Structures

TGV personnel have performed both aeroshell and aero-surfaces design for TGV’s MICHELLE-B and the DC-X high altitude research aircraft.

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Market and Economic Analysis

TGV Rockets and key personnel have been involved in the economic analysis of numerous space missions, aircraft concepts, and computational implementations. Recommendations by TGV personnel have saved companies millions of dollars by assisting in decision making.

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High Speed Computational Fluid Dynamics

TGV Rockets and key personnel have been involved in CFD studies for projects as diverse as tractor-trailers, low speed aircraft, supersonic launch vehicles, jet engine turbines and combustors.

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High Speed Computing

TGV Rockets and key personnel have been involved in the field of high speed computing including complete lifecycle design of small Multiple Parallel processors (60 GFlop cluster), Large MPP Clusters (CM-5), RAID clusters at Level 5 and high speed serial processors.

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Thermal Analysis

TGV Rockets and key personnel have been involved in thermal analysis for cryo-structural and plumbing systems, engine bay modeling, avionic system modeling, and passenger cabin systems.

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High Speed Networking

TGV Rockets and key personnel have been involved in application of GB networking at the LAN level, research in ATM at the OC-192 level, implementation of OC-48 Metropolitan area networks including research demonstrations of the Global Information Grid (GIG).

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Mechanical Design and Analysis

TGV Rockets and key personnel have been involved in detailed design of thrust structures, intertank structures, mount attach points of reusable launch vehicles, subsonic aircraft, and supersonic fighter aircraft (F-22). Designs have included detailed stress analyses using NASTRAN.

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Digital Video / Digital Compression / High Definition

TGV key personnel have been involved in the creation of digital video standards including HDTV, MPEG-2,3,4, JPEG including prototype implementations to Power PC platform, Altivec extension encoding.

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Propulsion System Design and Analysis

TGV Rockets and key personnel have been involved in rocket propulsion system efforts and air propulsion system efforts, including turbine, piston and ramjet efforts.

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Digital Flight Control and Avionics

TGV Rockets and key personnel have been involved in DFC work including FADEC’s for the JT-8D, PILSIMS for the DC-X and DC-Y.

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Liquid Propulsion System Design and Analysis

TGV key personnel have been involved in liquid propulsion designs and tests involving vehicles as diverse as the Atlas-5, DC-X, RD-180, Rl-10, Air- Breathing Propulsion (Turbine/Displacement/Ram).

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Modeling and Simulation

TGV Rockets and key personnel have been involved in the modeling of fixed wing aircraft, supersonic fighters, reusable launch vehicles, high altitude aircraft, air breathing propulsion systems, and flight controls.

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Software for Scientific and Engineering Applications

TGV Rockets and key personnel have been involved in scientific and engineering software development including research protocols for high speed encryption, software front ends for Pro-E to NASTRAN and thermal desktop conversion, backends for Tecplot display, USM3D and FUN3D reimplementation.

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