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Core Competencies

NEAR specializes in providing analysis, research, design, and development services in the following areas:
- Aerodynamic Design and Analysis
- Advanced Computational Fluid Dynamics
- Knowledge Management Systems
- Reduced-Order Modeling
- Flow-Related Sensors
- Aerodynamic Hardware Solutions

Areas of Competence

Basic Research Applied Research Engineering Services


  • Turbulence Modeling
  • Compressible Turbulence
  • Turbulence in Rarefied Gases
  • Aero-Optics
  • Aero-Acoustics

Computational Methods

  • High-Accuracy CFD Methods
  • Unstructured MacroCells

Fluid Mechanics

  • Heavy Gas
  • Dynamic Stall

Flow Control Using MEMS

  • Drag Reduction Using Micromotors
  • Ultrasonic Shear Stress Sensor

Knowledge-Based Systems

  • Technology transfer
  • CFD monitoring

Nonlinear/High-Alpha Aero/Hydrodynamics

  • Unsteady Aerodynamics
  • Nonlinear Indicial/Volterra Modeling
  • High-Alpha Missile Launch From Maneuvering Aircraft
  • Submersibles

Multidisciplinary Flight Simulation

  • Sea Skimmer

Multidisciplinary Design Optimization

  • Rigid and Aeroelastic Fin Design
  • Variable Geometry Control Surface
  • Launch Vehicle Integrated Design

Information Technology

  • Intelligent Methods for CFD Management
  • Automated Solution Quality Assessment

MEMS Sensors

  • Ultrasonic Shear Stress Sensor
  • Ultrathin Pressure Sensor Package

Aerodynamic Support

  • Government Agencies
  • Commercial/Private Industry

Software Licensing

  • Configuration Aerodynamics
  • Store Separation
  • CFD/AI Tools
  • Reduced-Order Modeling


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