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Robust Aeroservoelastic Control Utilizing Physics-Based Aerodynamic Sensing

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
100047
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
T2.01
Solicitation Number:
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 2
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Robust Aeroservoelastic Control Utilizing Physics-Based Aerodynamic Sensing
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX12CB02C
Award Amount: $750,000.00
 

Abstract:

New aircraft designs depend on an integrated active approach to flight control, flutter suppression and structural mode attenuation to meet desired handling quality performance and gust load alleviation. Tao Systems will team with Professor Gary Balas at the University of Minnesota to (1) develop a robust controller that demonstrates improved aerostructural performance over current state-of-the-art techniques by utilizing a novel aerodynamic load sensor, and (2) provide a robust linear parameter varying controller that (a) requires no ad hoc methods of gain-scheduling, (b) provides robustness guarantees that more traditional methods do not offer, and (c) allows for explicit rate bounds enabling less conservative, higher performing controller designs. The benefits include improvement of aerodynamic and structural efficiency using robust aeroservoelastic control methods over a range of flight speeds, in the presence of significant turbulence.

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.
1100 Exploration Way Hampton, VA -

EIN/Tax ID: 541700330
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Regents of the University of Minnesota
450 McNamara Alumni Center, 200 Oak Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455-2070
Contact: Kevin McKoskey