Aerospace and Defense
AMA has been in the business of aerospace engineering for more than forty years. We understand what it takes to bring ideas from concept to flight. Our expertise in engineering is combined with advanced data visualization and fully integrated access to the software systems needed for all phases of design and development. We provide reliable, complete design, operations and mission analyses.
AMA personnel have played an integral role in NASA's advanced flight programs. Our expertise in multibody dynamics, control systems, trajectory analysis, and simulation software development were heavily utilized within the Hyper-X program. Our computational fluid dynamics expertise is being leveraged in areas such as the morphing wing program and formation flying analysis.
The numerical analyses of biologically inspired flight systems predict aerodynamic loads for further structural and controls research. The CFD software Fun3D and the potential flow code PMARC are used to calculate aerodynamic loads.
Hyper-X (X-43A)is an experimental flight-research program that seeks to demonstrate airframe-integrated, "air-breathing" engine technologies that promise to increase payload capacity for future vehicles, including hypersonic aircraft (faster than Mach 5) and reusable space launchers.
AMA has supported the Hyper-X Program in a number of key areas including: