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Bifurcation Tools for Flight Dynamics Analysis and Control System Design

Award Information

National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Techno-Sciences, Inc.
11750 Beltsville Drive 3rd Floor Beltsville, MD -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Bifurcation Tools for Flight Dynamics Analysis and Control System Design
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNL05AA29C
Award Amount: $599,999.00


The purpose of the project is the development of a computational package for bifurcation analysis and advanced flight control of aircraft. The development of relevant analytical and simulation-based technologies for the prediction and control for fail-safe adaptivity under adverse and upset conditions is an important step in advancing flight safety goals. Impaired aircraft operate much closer to bifurcation points than a fully functional vehicle. Thus, it is necessary to be able to evaluate aircraft and flight control system performance near stability boundaries. Understanding behavior near operational limits and developing control and recovery strategies for these circumstances is fundamental to achieving that goal. To that end TSi proposes an integrated set of computing tools involving symbolic, numerical and visualization environments. In phase I, the architecture was validated using a benchmark problem. Phase II proposes the extension of the results from Phase I into a commercial package to be made available to the analyst/designer of fault tolerant control algorithms.

Principal Investigator:

Gaurav Bajpai
Principal Investigator

Business Contact:

Amy P. Hizoune
VP, Finance
Small Business Information at Submission:

Techno-Sciences, Inc.
10001 Derekwood Ln Lanham, MD 20706

EIN/Tax ID: 952954785
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No