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Parameter-Varying Estimation Toolbox

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
79333
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F061-313-1047
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 2
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Parameter-Varying Estimation Toolbox
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9302-07-C-0015
Award Amount: $511,433.00
 

Abstract:

ZONA Technology, Inc. (ZONA) proposes a R&D effort to develop a Parameter-Varying Estimation (PVE) Toolbox that will rapidly evaluate and predict parameters that are required to certify an aircraft during flutter envelope and flying qualities programs. The work carried out successfully during the Phase I led to the formulation and proof-of-concept validation strategy to predict Flutter/Limit Cycle Oscillation/Pilot-Induced-Oscillations (Flutter/LCO/PIO) phenomena with short or long duration flight test data segments. The PVE Toolbox core algorithms are built upon an integrated parameter estimation framework with flight-condition dependency. These algorithms were proven to be robust enough to tolerate real testing environments. The procedure calls for parameter-varying models to be quickly tuned with modal information embedded in the flight-test data, while block-oriented models can be used to highlight the underlying nonlinear structure embedded in the data. In Phase II, the PVE Toolbox will be furnished with expedient, accurate and computationally efficient routines for nonlinear model estimation, parameter varying operators and stability analysis. The PVE Toolbox is aimed at providing an expedient on-line prediction capability for flutter/LCO/PIO phenomena to be seamlessly integrated with current control room procedures. Deliverables include the PVE Toolbox production software including a GUI, the related user's and application manuals as well as on-site training course.

Principal Investigator:

Dario Baldelli
R&D Control Manager
4809459988
dario@zonatech.com

Business Contact:

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

ZONA TECHNOLOGY, INC.
9489 E. Ironwood Square Drive Suite 100 Scottsdale, AZ 85258

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