Plasma Enhanced Aerodynamic Control (PEAC) for Improved Rotorcraft Performance
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Innovative Technology Applications Company (ITAC), LLC, in partnership with the University of Notre Dame (ND), propose to develop an advanced plasma-enhanced aerodynamic control (PEAC) technology to significantly enhance the performance of vertical takeoff and landing aircraft, in particular the V-22 Osprey tiltrotor vehicle. Innovative open- and closed-loop PEAC concepts will be designed to increase lift and cruise efficiency, and reduce drag and aerodynamic download during hover of the V-22 tiltrotor vehicle. The program will develop concepts based on a pending patent by Bell Helicopters using University of Notre Dame's SDBD plasma actuators. In addition to wind tunnel demonstrations of aerodynamic benefits on the V-22 vehicle geometry, a preliminary assessment of system requirements will be conducted, and a method for real-time actuator health monitoring will be developed and tested as part of laboratory experiments. The program will emphasize readying the PEAC technology for flight tests.
Small Business Information at Submission:
Innovative Technology Applications Co., L. L. C.
PO Box 6971 Chesterfield, MO 63006
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