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Advanced Control System Design for Hypersonic Vehicles

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
87986
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
075390
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: Advanced Control System Design for Hypersonic Vehicles
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX08CB36P
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

Guidance and control system design for hypersonic vehicles is more challenging than their subsonic and supersonic counterparts. Some of these challenges are (i) coupling between the aerodynamic, structural and propulsion sub-systems (ii) uncertainty involved in modeling these couplings and (iii) state-space constraints. Proposed research seeks to address these challenges using advanced robust control system design techniques. Key components of the proposed research are (i) hypersonic vehicle modeling, (ii) uncertainty representation, (iii) robust controller designs, and, (iv) robustness evaluation tools. Personnel at OSI have extensive experience in the area of flight control system design and flight vehicle modeling. Phase I research will demonstrate the feasibility by using existing longitudinal hypersonic vehicle models. Phase II research will pursue three dimensional modeling of the hypersonic vehicle alongside advancing the control system design. A complete version of the control system design software will be developed and provided to NASA by the end of Phase II work.

Principal Investigator:

V. v. s. S. Vaddi
Principal Investigator
6502138585
vaddi@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