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Active-Distributed Boundary Layer Management Using Flow Sensory Actuators

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
90114
Program Year/Program:
2009 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
F08A-007-0104
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Spectral Energies, LLC
5100 Springfield Street Suite 301 Dayton, OH 45431-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Active-Distributed Boundary Layer Management Using Flow Sensory Actuators
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9550-09-C-0018
Award Amount: $99,825.00
 

Abstract:

The goal of achieving efficient flow control becomes even more challenging for MAVs as a result of the significant weight and size limitations. These preclude the use of complex hardware and control schemes which may be usable in conventional aircraft. In this research program, we propose an ambitious but realistic approach for developing and implementing, self-adapting, integrated sensor-actuator systems (sensory flow actuators) for the next generation of MAVs. Our highly interdisciplinary team of researchers with expertise in fluid dynamics, smart materials, actuator design and control has worked in this area for a number of years with a record of success in rapidly transitioning technologies to practical platforms of interest to the Air Force. Using a systematic approach consisting of analytical studies, design and rigorous experimental characterization, we propose to: a) Develop simple and robust sensory flow actuators using smart materials and innovative designs; b) Demonstrate their efficacy in achieving measurable boundary layer transition and separation control in wind tunnel studies and finally c) To deliver design tools for actuator and control schemes, together with a better understanding of the fluid dynamics and engineering know-how needed for implementing practical, efficient control in MAVs.

Principal Investigator:

Sivaram P. Gogineni
President
9372669570
spgogineni@gmail.com

Business Contact:

Sivaram P. Gogineni
President
9372669570
contact@spectralenergies.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

SPECTRAL ENERGIES, LLC
2513 Pierce Ave. Ames, IA 50010

EIN/Tax ID: 020780873
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
FLORIDA STATE UNIV.
FAMU/FSU College of Engg.
2525 Pottsdamer Street
Tallahassee, FL 32310
Contact: Farrukh Alvi
Contact Phone: (850) 644-0053
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university