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POD/RSM Methodology for Low-Reynolds Number Aerodynamic on MAV

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
73222
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F051-246-2506
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ZONA Technology, Inc.
9489 E. Ironwood Square Drive Scottsdale, AZ 85258-4578
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: POD/RSM Methodology for Low-Reynolds Number Aerodynamic on MAV
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-05-M-3548
Award Amount: $99,876.00
 

Abstract:

ZONA Technology proposes an R&D effort to develop a POD/RSM (Proper Orthogonal Decomposition and Response Surface Method) methodology for the prediction of low-Reynolds number aerodynamics on Micro Air Vehicles (MAVs). By operating on a set of computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) solutions computed at a few training points, the POD/RSM methodology provides a reduced order model that can rapidly and accurately generate the low-Reynolds number aerodynamic solutions at any given flight condition. This reduced order model is constructed using a few eigenmodes of the flow and can capture the complexity of the low-Reynolds number flow structures such as laminar boundary layer separation, transition and reattachment. In Phase I, a Flexible Latex Rubber Wing (FLRW) will be selected as a test bed to demonstrate the applicability of the POD/RSM methodology for MAV design and analysis. Validation will be conducted by comparing the POD/RSM solutions with the direct CFD solutions at the non-training points. The POD/RSM methodology will be used to generate aerodynamic force and moment coefficients as well as stability derivatives to asses the performance, stability, and handling quality of the FLRW.

Principal Investigator:

Danny Liu
President
4809459988
danny@zonatech.com

Business Contact:

Jen Scherr
Technical Assistant
4809459988
jennifer@zonatech.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ZONA TECHNOLOGY, INC.
7430 E. Stetson Drive , Suite 205 Scottsdale, AZ 85251

EIN/Tax ID: 860540628
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No