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Robust Propulsion Control for Improved Aircraft Safety

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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2011 / SBIR
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Scientific Monitoring, Inc.
8777 E.Via de Ventura Suite 120 Scottsdale, AZ -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Robust Propulsion Control for Improved Aircraft Safety
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX11CD75P
Award Amount: $99,997.00


Scientific Monitoring, Inc. proposes to develop a robust propulsion control approach to facilitate control law design and simulation-based validation. The proposed approach integrates system identification and robust control design, specifically tailors it to handle large perturbations and model uncertainties affecting engine operations, and provides a framework for successive design optimization through iterations. The integrated and iterative design methodology will reduce the cycle time in propulsion control design and validation to maintain engine operations in the presence of adverse conditions, such as engine icing, foreign object damage, and high angle of attack.In Phase I, A proof-of-concept (POC) simulation will be conducted to demonstrate the merit of the robust control approach in the presence of larger than normal variations in the design model. The control design and closed-loop POC will use the NASA-developed C-MAPSS generic engine model as the simulation framework. The anticipated benefits of the proposed innovation are to reduce design cycle time and increase robustness of the controller design, while optimizing the closed-loop system performance.

Principal Investigator:

Link Jaw
Principal Investigator

Business Contact:

Walter Merrill
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Scientific Monitoring, Inc.
8777 E.Via de Ventura Suite 120 Scottsdale, AZ -

EIN/Tax ID: 860703264
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No