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Aircraft Control Augmentation and Health Monitoring Using FADS Technology

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
77716
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
054408
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Vibroacoustics Solutions, Inc.
2205 229th Place Boone, IA 50036-0700
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Aircraft Control Augmentation and Health Monitoring Using FADS Technology
Agency: NASA
Contract: NND06AA23C
Award Amount: $69,020.00
 

Abstract:

This Phase I research proposal is aimed at demonstrating the feasibility of an innovative architecture comprising control augmentation and on-line health monitoring system. This architecture integrats Flush Air Data System (FADS) with Reconfigurable Generalized Predictive Control (RGPC) technologies. The Phase 1 effort includes identification and description of all supporting modules, their functionality and associated algorithm structures, connectivity, and final simulations using a specific aircraft for system performance evaluations. Proof-of-concept study will include demonstrating the capability using selected aircraft health degradation and/or failure situations. The concept innovation is derived from the prognostic nature of the system feedback used by the controller for applying corrective aircraft control. In traditional controllers the errant transients possessing loss of control potential are detected after the fact and corrective actions for recovery are commanded by controller posteriori. The proposed system performs a real-time autonomous monitoring of aircraft surface pressure fields that contain precursor information for prediction of incipient errant transient motions. The proposed system will enable reconfiguration of control based on measured pressure field anomalies that indicate standard control system equipment malfunctions.

Principal Investigator:

Jerry Vogel
Principal Investigator
5152923578
vogel@iastate.edu

Business Contact:

Atul Kelkar
Business Official
5152923578
akelkar@vibroacoustics-solutions.net
Small Business Information at Submission:

Vibroacoustics Solutions, Inc.
2205 229th Place Boone, IA 50036

EIN/Tax ID: 200554000
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No