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Embedded Actuation and Sensing System (EASSy) for Gust Load Alleviation

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
78795
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F061-236-1757
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Tao of Systems Integration, Inc.
1100 Exploration Way Hampton, VA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Embedded Actuation and Sensing System (EASSy) for Gust Load Alleviation
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-07-C-3706
Award Amount: $749,930.00
 

Abstract:

Gust loads have a direct impact on the performance, wing structural weight and fatigue life of flight vehicles. Tao Systems proposes to develop an integrated embedded-actuation and sensing system (EASSy) to measure, monitor, and control spanwise aerodynamic loading of a flexible wing subjected to gust loads. EASSy will use surface hot-film signatures to measure the aerodynamic environment; active sensor circuit electronics will be used to measure and monitor structural response and accelerations; flight control will be accomplished with embedded actuators. The proposed approach will lead to a reduction in the wing structural weight, suppression of wing flutter, and the wing can be made mission-adaptable to achieve optimized aerodynamic efficiency for maximizing endurance or range of flight vehicles as well as their operational life.

Principal Investigator:

Siva Mangalam
President
7572205040
siva@taosystem.com

Business Contact:

Siva M. Mangalam
President
7572205040
siva@taosystem.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

TAO OF SYSTEMS INTEGRATION, INC.
144 Research Drive Hampton, VA 23666

EIN/Tax ID: 541700330
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No