USA flag logo/image

An Official Website of the United States Government

Biomimetic Approach for Accurate, Real-Time Aerodynamic Coefficients

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
105091
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
A4.02
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
Tao of Systems Integration, Inc.
1100 Exploration Way Hampton, VA 23666
View profile »
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
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
 

Abstract:

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
7572205040
arun@taosystems.us

Business Contact:

Arun Mangalam
Business Official
7572205040
arun@taosystems.us
Small Business Information at Submission:

Tao of Systems Integration, Inc.
100 Exploration Way, Suite 300 Hampton, VA -

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