As a service to the propulsion community, JHU ERG provides distribution and support services for many of the government sponsored propulsion computer codes, colloquially known as the “JANNAF” codes.
These tools represent the state of the art in exhaust plume phenomenology, hypersonic environments, reacting flows, hardbody, and UV/VIS spectral emissions.
Plume/Wake/Hypersonic Flowfield & Signature Tools
The suite of JANNAF codes has been upgraded to include state of the art tools for plume/wake/hypersonic flowfield and signature tools.
These codes have had a significant amount of investment by the US Government and a limited number of no-cost maintenance licenses are available to US Government users.
Non-government applicants for licenses of these codes will be required to pay the developers' maintenance fees to obtain a license and the tools.
Due to the sensitive nature of the JANNAF codes the details of these codes are available only to logged in users:
Composite Scene Generation Tools
Spectral and In-Band Radiometric Imaging of Targets Scenes (SPIRITS)
Platforms: UNIX, PC(cygwin), source included
The Spectral and In-Band Radiometric Imaging of Targets Scenes (SPIRITS) code is an integrated system of computer programs designed to predict IR/UV/visible spectral and spatial data of aircraft (only IR data delivered). In addition to the SPIRITS code several aircraft target modules are also available.
If there is a tool or code that is not listed, please contact us. Certain legacy tools are still available by special request.
To receive a license to utilize the JANNAF codes each applicant must first obtain a JANNAF Portal account to verify their identity and ability to obtain CUI and DoD limited distribution material.
For the Plume/Wake/Hypersonic Flowfield & Signature Tools each requesting organization must fill out the JANNAF Application & Agreement for Code Release (login required)
In addition, each individual user must complete the User Registration Form (login required)
For SPIRITS each requesting organization must fill out the SPIRITS Application Form and Additional Software User Application & Agreement.
In addition, each individual user must complete the SPIRITS Security Clearance Form.
Once the requestor has a valid JANNAF Portal account and the US Government POC or their authorized representative approves the application for JANNAF codes then the software will be distributed to the requestor via secure electronic method.
Questions on code availability and requests for distribution should be made to ERG at (410) 992-7300, and technical questions can be referred to Nick Keim at (410) 992-9950 ext. 229.
For more information on JANNAF products and services, please contact ERG Customer Service at:
410-992-7300 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Eligibility Requirements can be found here.