The HPCMP had a critical role in the testing of the CH-53K King Stallion, the United States Marine Corps next-generation, heavy-lift helicopter. On December 28, 2022, the US Navy approved the aircraft for full rate production and should be deployed within the next 24 months.
The HPCMP helped Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) stay on target by allocating 30 million CPU-hours on our supercomputer resources, and providing high-fidelity modeling and simulation through Helios, our CREATE rotorcraft software. This helped the design team solve a challenging exhaust gas re-ingestion problem that threatened to delay the development program.
HPC modeling allowed the project to stay on schedule and saved months of flight test costs, allowing the saved funds to be allocated to other priorities.