ASI Awarded Air Force Rocket Motor Testing Contract
Huntsville, Ala., Sept. 15, 2011 - Analytical Services Inc. today announced it has been awarded a Phase II Small Business Innovation Research contract from Edwards Air Force Base in California to aid in the testing of solid rocket motor systems. The $749,000 contract has a two-year period of performance.
As the prime contractor, ASI will develop a sophisticated computational modeling tool that combines state-of-the-art fluids and structural analysis solvers into a single software environment. The Air Force Solid Rocket Motor Structural Integrity Surveillance Tool, or ASSISTTM, will be used to determine whether an aged solid rocket motor can be safely ground tested or flown. ASSIST will give decision makers better insight into the possibility of a flawed solid rocket motor failing during operation, which will reduce the risk of damaging expensive solid rocket motor ground test facilities or losing an entire flight mission.
“The ASSIST software package developed by ASI will save taxpayer funding by producing definitive answers in a shorter period of time than competing computational tools,” said Dan Lambert, ASI vice president of advanced technologies. “This contract significantly enhances ASI’s support of the Air Force and Missile Defense Agency’s solid rocket motor aging and surveillance activities through innovative research and application.”
The Air Force Small Business Innovation Research program is a mission-oriented initiative that integrates the needs and requirements of the Air Force through research and development topics that have military and commercial potential.
Analytical Services Inc. is a nationally recognized company providing technical and management solutions in the aerospace and defense marketplace. ASI, a subsidiary of ASRC Federal Holding Company, is headquartered in Huntsville, Ala., with employee presence across the U.S. For more information about ASI, please visit: www.asi-hsv.com