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Latest Happenings at SPARC Research

The SPARC Research team is rapidly expanding and taking on new challenges.

Here are some of the things we’ve been up to most recently:

  • SPARC Research Awarded Navy Contract for High-Speed Missile Technology Development

    SPARC Research has been awarded a base contract for the Missile Integration Science and Technology – Ramjet (MISTR) program from the Office of Naval Research. The initial phase of the contract will span twelve months and includes significant follow-on potential.

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  • Northrop Grumman Completes Successful Testing on Solid Fuel Ramjet Concept for the US Army

    Work under the contract will be completed at the Allegany Ballistics Laboratory in Rocket Center, West Virginia, Ronkonkoma, New York; Plymouth, Minnesota; and in partnership with SPARC Research based out of Warrenton, Virginia.

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  • SPARC Research at the AMTC 2020 Trade Show

    SPARC Research participated in the AMTC (Aviation and Missile Technology Consortium) in February 2020 at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Alabama. This networking event is open to all AMTC member and U.S. Government representatives and provides program updates, 20-01 requirements review, training, and one-on-one opportunities to the attendees.

  • 2019 Warrenton Christmas Parade

    SPARC was proud to participate in the 2019 Christmas Parade in Old Town Warrenton.

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  • SPARC Research Opens For Business in Fauquier County Virginia

    Warrenton, Virginia, 7 June, 2018
    SPARC Research recently announced the start of business operations in Warrenton, Virginia, providing high-tech aerospace engineering services focused on advancing the state of the art in tactical missile propulsion. Core capabilities include rocket and ramjet preliminary design, performance analysis, and prototype demonstrations. “I am fortunate to have based this high-tech aerospace business in Fauquier County with its proximity to technical talent and welcoming business environment. I look forward to future company growth and expansion in the Warrenton area” said founder and President, Dr. Patrick Hewitt. SPARC Research is currently working with established propulsion suppliers, missile prime contractors, and Government laboratories to provide unique design solutions to demanding propulsion requirements.

  • SPARC Research Partners with ANSYS

    We’re proud to announce that SPARC Research has joined the ANSYS Startup Program. The tools provide the opportunity to design and optimize rocket and ramjet engine preliminary design using state-of-the-art multiphysics analysis techniques.
    As a member of the ANSYS Startup Program, SPARC Research will have access to the most cutting-edge simulation technology available and help carry the ANSYS brand into the advanced rocket and ramjet propulsion technology sector.

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  • SPARC Research Awarded Contract for Hypersonic Airbreathing Weapon Propulsion

    SPARC Research has received a contract from Draper to provide propulsion design and analysis support for a future hypersonic interceptor weapon. The concept is based on advanced airbreathing propulsion technologies enabling extended flight at speeds unachievable today.

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