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ON-LINE ADAPTIVE NETWORKS APPLIED TO AIRCRAFT CONTROL

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
12279
Program Year/Program:
1994 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
12279
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Barron Associates, Inc.
1410 Sachem Place Suite 202 Charlottesville, VA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1994
Title: ON-LINE ADAPTIVE NETWORKS APPLIED TO AIRCRAFT CONTROL
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $509,052.00
 

Abstract:

RECONFIGURABLE, FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS OFFER SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENTS IN SURVIVABILITY, RELIABILITY, AND MAINTAINABILITY OF MILITARY AIRCRAFT AND IN THE SAFETY OF FLIGHT OPERATIONS OF BOTH MILITARY AND COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT. HOWEVER, ON-LINE LEARNING MUST BE INCLUDED TO REALIZE THE FULL POTENTIAL OF THESE SYSTEMS BECAUSE IT IS IMPRACTICAL TO DESIGN IN ADVANCE FOR THE VARIETY AND COMBINATORIAL COMPLEXITY OF THE UNFORESEEN CONTROL EFFECTOR AND AIRFRAME IMPAIRMENTS THAT CAN OCCUR. BARRON ASSOCIATES, INC. (BAI) PROPOSES TO EXPAND UPON CURRENT DEVELOPMENTS IN ALGORITHMS FOR ON-LINE ADAPTATION OF POLYNOMIAL NETWORK CONTROLLERS TO SOLVE THE PROBLEM OF COMPENSATION FOR THESE IMPAIRMENTS. UNDER CONTRACT F33615-88-C-3615, BAI HAS ESTABLISHED THE ADVANTGES IN ACCURACY, DECISION SPEED, AND REDUCED COMPUTATION OF FIXED POLYNOMIAL NETWORKS SYNTHESIZED OFF-LINE FOR GLOBAL FAILURE DETECTION, ISOLATION, AND ESTIMATION. BAI IS ALSO APPLYING FIXED NETWORKS TO SUPERVISORY CONTROLLER CONFIGURATIONS IN WHICH CONTROL GAINS ARE ADJUSTED ON-LINE. IN THE PROPOSED WORK, BAI WILL REFINE ALGORITHMS CURRENTLY BEING DEVELOPED FOR ON-LINE ADAPTATION OF POLYNOMIAL NETWORKS, USE THESE ALGORITHMS IN PREDICTIVE MODELS OF AIRCRAFT RESPONSE AND IN SUPERVISORY CONTROLLERS, INTEGRATE THE ON-LINE ADAPTATION METHODS INTO EXISTING SYNTHESIS ALGORITHMS, AND DEMONSTRATE VIA SIMULATIONS (WITH A NONLINEAR AIRCRAFT MODEL) THE USE OF ON-LINE ADAPTIVE NETWORKS IN THE CRCA OR F-15.

Principal Investigator:

Roger L Barron
8049854400

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Barron Associates Inc.
Rte 1 - Box 159 Stanardsville, VA 22973

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No