USA flag logo/image

An Official Website of the United States Government

A Mathematical Model Based Control System for Wind Tunnels

Award Information

Department of Defense
Air Force
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
Solicitation Year:
Solicitation Topic Code:
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: A Mathematical Model Based Control System for Wind Tunnels
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9550-12-C-0020
Award Amount: $749,999.00


ABSTRACT: The objective of the Phase II effort is to extend the mathematical model investigated in the Phase I to include wind speed as well as temperature modeling, continue its development for a University of Notre Dame Wind Tunnel Facility, and demonstrate utility by adopting the model to a government facility specified by AFOSR. Specifically, the Phase II will include developmental work in making measurements, development of the mathematical model, neural network methods for organizing databases of facility performance, error-management methods, and demonstration of control for both fast and slow processes such as wind tunnel speed and temperature, respectively. BENEFIT: The result of this STTR program will allow improved control and utilization of wind tunnel facilities. The program also offers information that can improve the safety of operating wind tunnel facilities. Finally, for large scale facilities, this program may reduce staffing requirements and thereby costs.

Principal Investigator:

Mark Rennie
Research Professor
(574) 631-1695

Business Contact:

Alan Cain
(314) 373-3311
Small Business Information at Submission:

Innovative Technology Applications Co.,
PO Box 6971 Chesterfield, MO -

EIN/Tax ID: 431867210
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
University of Notre Dame
940 Grace Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556-
Contact: Greg Luttrell
Contact Phone: (574) 631-2857