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Final Report - SACOMAR (Technologies for safe and controlled Martian entry)

Project ID: 263210
Funded under: FP7-SPACE


This is the final report for the SACOMAR project which received funding under the European Commission (EC)'s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7). The main objective of SACOMAR is the experimental and numerical study of gas-surface interaction phenomena in the high enthalpy flow field behind the bow shock in front of a model at Martian entry flow conditions.

The main activities of the project are the following:
- definition of requirements on experiments, modelling and computational fluid dynamic (CFD) codes using realistic Mars mission profiles;
- experiments on the measurement of flow parameters in the free stream and behind the shock and stagnation point heat flux rate;
- improvement of existing physical models with respect to non-equilibrium effects, transport properties and gas-surface interaction chemistry;
- implementation of improved physical models into the CFD codes and simulation of experiments; and
- synthesis of the data and reporting.

The report mainly covers a summary description of the project main objectives and achievements and also covers the specific objectives, the work performed and the achievements of the seven work packages. It closes with the project management activities.

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