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Biomimetic Approach for Accurate, Real-Time Aerodynamic Coefficients

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Tao of Systems Integration, Inc.
1100 Exploration Way Hampton, VA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Biomimetic Approach for Accurate, Real-Time Aerodynamic Coefficients
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX11CD64P
Award Amount: $100,000.00


Aerodynamic and structural reliability and efficiency depends critically on the ability to accurately assess the aerodynamic loads and moments for each lifting surface. A thin-film, flight-worthy sensor capable of providing spatio-temporally accurate estimation of aerodynamic coefficients enables revolutionary energy-efficient, physics-based, force-feedback flight control of a wide range of vehicles from subsonic to supersonic flows. Recent biophysics research has uncovered sensory techniques to recover information from the noisy environment. Tao Systems proposes to develop a unique sensor that robustly applies these biomimetic sensory techniques to the aerodynamic problem to obtain accurate estimates of aerodynamic coefficients with minimal calibration requirements.

Principal Investigator:

Arun Mangalam
Principal Investigator

Business Contact:

Arun Mangalam
Business Official
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Tao of Systems Integration, Inc.
100 Exploration Way, Suite 300 Hampton, VA -

EIN/Tax ID: 541700330
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No