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Mitigation of Aero-Optic Distortions by Active Flow Control

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
56005
Program Year/Program:
2004 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
F023-0108
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Combustion Research and Flow Technology, Inc.
6210 Kellers Church Road Pipersville, PA 18947-1020
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Mitigation of Aero-Optic Distortions by Active Flow Control
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9550-04-C-0039
Award Amount: $498,876.00
 

Abstract:

A program to develop flow control techniques to reduce aero-optic distortion due to near field turbulence is proposed. The program combines the use of advanced computational techniques such as Large Eddy Simulations, new experimental methods such as Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) and Laser Speckle techniques, along with actuator development and modeling technology to achieve this goal. The demonstration of the technology will be carried out at laboratory scale for two different configurations of interest to the USAF. However, the flow control techniques developed take into consideration issues of Adaptive Optics (AO) system performance limitations and component latencies so that the developed techniques are integrable in full scale systems. The proposed program will explore passive and active (open and closed loop) control methods and quantify the gains from each control technique.

Principal Investigator:

Neeraj Sinha
Vice President & Technical Directo
2157661520
sinha@craft-tech.com

Business Contact:

Neeraj Sinha
Vice President & Technical Director
2157661520
sinha@craft-tech.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

COMBUSTION RESEARCH & FLOW TECHNOLOGY,
6210 Keller's Church Road Pipersville, PA 18947

EIN/Tax ID: 232759059
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
U.Miss/Nat'l Cntr for Phys Acoustic
Coliseum Drive, P.O. Box 1848
University, MS 38677
Contact: Jack Seiner
Contact Phone: (662) 915-5630
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university