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Enhanced Dielectric Barrier Discharge Devices for Active Control of Flow…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
98094
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N092-144-0495
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
NAVY 09-144
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Creare
P.O. Box 71 Hanover, NH 03755-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Enhanced Dielectric Barrier Discharge Devices for Active Control of Flow Separation
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-09-M-0466
Award Amount: $69,874.00
 

Abstract:

One of the most important factors in improving aerodynamic performance of aircraft is the ability to control flow separation from lift and control surfaces. On many military aircraft, passive vortex generators are currently used to create high levels of vorticity along control and lift surfaces, but these are purely passive devices, and it would be more advantageous to create controllable levels of body force, turbulence, and vorticity to improve overall aerodynamic performance. What is needed is a practical technique for active flow control. Surface-mounted Dielectric Barrier Discharge (DBD) plasma actuators have been studied in several laboratories, and they are a potentially attractive approach to achieve active flow control. Creare, in cooperation with the University of Minnesota, proposes to develop an active transition and drag reduction control system based upon wing-mounted DBDs using asymmetric thrust generation to improve DBD performance. We will develop a system that is practical for actual aircraft application. The system will be characterized, packaged appropriately for aircraft installation, and made robust enough to both survive and function in real-world military scenarios.

Principal Investigator:

Richard Kaszeta
Principal Investigator
6036433800
rwk@creare.com

Business Contact:

James Barry
President
6036433800
contractsmgr@creare.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Creare Inc.
P.O. Box 71 Hanover, NH 03755

EIN/Tax ID: 020259551
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No