USA flag logo/image

An Official Website of the United States Government

Distributed Engine Control Empirical/Analytical Verification Tools

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
104628
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
A2.07
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
Impact Technologies, LLC
200 Canal View Blvd Rochester, NY -
View profile »
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Distributed Engine Control Empirical/Analytical Verification Tools
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX11CD89P
Award Amount: $99,601.00
 

Abstract:

In this Phase I project, Impact Technologies, in collaboration with Prof. R.K. Yedavalli, propose a novel verification environment for eventual rapid certification of distributed engine control systems (DCS). Our approach is focused on providing a set of tools to the government and industry that will allow faster certification of the control system as new high-temperature components and control laws are developed. A distributed hardware-in-the-loop (D-HIL) simulation tool is proposed to assist NASA and the Distributed Engine Control Working Group (DECWG) to integrate DCS components onto existing and next-generation engines. The proposed D-HIL simulator consist of a thermal test chamber operated by an engine simulation which is capable of subjecting components to a range of possible transient thermal conditions seen during engine operation , while functioning as elements in the networked control loop. To aid in certification of more complex distributed engine control hardware and software, a set of analysis tools is proposed. The Global Verification Toolset makes use of global stability and bounded verification methodologies to allow stability and performance to be assessed in a systematic fashion. At the conclusion of Phase I, the new verification facility and software tools will be demonstrated in a system test using the C-MAPSS engine.

Principal Investigator:

Jonathan DeCastro
Principal Investigator
5854241990
jonathan.decastro@impact-tek.com

Business Contact:

Carol E. Marquardt
Business Official
5854241990
carol.marquardt@impact-tek.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Impact Technologies, LLC
200 Canal View Boulevard Rochester, NY 14623-2893

EIN/Tax ID: 161567136
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No