The University Consortium for Applied Hypersonics (UCAH) is an inclusive, collaborative network of universities working with government, industry, national laboratories, federally funded research centers, and existing university affiliated research centers. It aims to deliver the innovation and workforce needed to advance modern hypersonic flight systems in support of national defense.
The consortium’s mission is to serve the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) requirements in science and technology, workforce development, and technology transition. It does this by mobilizing and leveraging the academic community and its partners to deliver time-sensitive applied solutions to the DOD-defined research and prototype projects in the follow areas: core technology, next-generation projects (enabling technologies), and challenge projects (multidisciplinary efforts).
The solicitation calls are centered around the following research areas:
- Materials, Structures and Thermal Protection Systems
- Guidance, Navigation and Control
- Air-breathing Propulsion
- Hypersonic Environments and Phenomenology
- Applied Aerodynamics and Hypersonic Systems
- Lethality and Energetics