Computational Modeling of Flow Control Systems for Aerospace Vehicles

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$69,994.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNL04AB20P
Award Id:
67299
Agency Tracking Number:
033178
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Clear Science Corporation (Currently Clear Science Corp.)
663 Owego Hill Road, Harford, NY, 13784
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
037658379
Principal Investigator:
Henry Carlson
Principal Investigator
(607) 844-9171
hcarlson@htva.net
Business Contact:
Henry Carlson
Business Official
(607) 844-9171
hcarlson@htva.net
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Clear Science Corp. proposes to develop computational methods for designing active flow control systems on aerospace vehicles with the primary objective of controlling lift, drag, and flow separation. Simulated control inputs will include moving boundaries for aerodynamic shaping and aspirating walls for virtual shaping and separation control. The software will include model order reduction, system state estimation, integration of low-dimensional models and estimators with high-order CFD-based models for control-in-the-loop simulations, and the integration of turbulence models with control models. CSC is developing reduced-order flow control models for laminar, incompressible flow based on a proper orthogonal decomposition of the primitive flow variables, and we will extend the methods to compressible formulations with conserved variables and turbulence models. We will develop and demonstrate our computational methods using LaRC's CFD code, CFL3D. Control models and estimators will be modular in the form of both embedded and pre-processing subroutines, enabling off-line and in-the-loop control design and testing. The project will include the application of modeling and estimation techniques to moving-mesh problems for control simulations with time-dependent system disturbances (e.g. changing angles of attack) and wing warping control input. Phase I work includes a demonstration of the technical merit of the tool and the development of a detailed Phase II work plan.

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