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Rapid Estimation of Aircraft Performance Models using Differential Vortex Panel…

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
87901
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
075446
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Optimal Synthesis, Inc.
95 First Street, Suite 240 Los Altos, CA 94022-2777
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Rapid Estimation of Aircraft Performance Models using Differential Vortex Panel Method and Extended Kalman Filter
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX08CA50P
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

Estimation of aerodynamic models for the control of damaged aircraft using an innovative differential vortex lattice method tightly coupled with an extended Kalman filter is proposed. The approach exploits prior knowledge about the undamaged aircraft to reduce the order of the estimation problem. Test maneuvers will be designed to improve the observability of the system dynamics. The derived performance model will then be used to determine the aircraft flight envelope, performance parameters and the maneuver limits. The objective is to develop an aircraft performance model online to permit the derivation of viable landing guidance laws for damaged aircraft. Phase I research will demonstrate the feasibility of the proposed concept using a NASA-supplied aircraft simulation. Complete aircraft performance estimation system will be developed during the Phase II research and evaluated in real-time, high-fidelity simulations.

Principal Investigator:

P. k. Menon
Principal Investigator
6502138585
menon@optisyn.com

Business Contact:

P. K. Menon
Business Official
6502138585
menon@optisyn.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Optimal Synthesis, Inc.
95 First Street, Suite 240 Los Altos, CA 94022

EIN/Tax ID: 770484755
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No