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Active Flow Control System for Commercial Aircraft Using Synthetic Jet

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: 80NSSC18C0028
Agency Tracking Number: 175109
Amount: $749,999.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: A1
Solicitation Number: SBIR_17_P2
Solicitation Year: 2017
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-05-16
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-11-15
Small Business Information
8 Callaway Circle
Loudonville, NY 12211-0000
United States
DUNS: 079476058
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 David Menicovich
 (917) 621-5322
Business Contact
 David Menicovich
Phone: (917) 621-5322
Research Institution

In order to enable widespread application of Active Flow Control (AFC) technology on commercial aircraft, Actasys, Inc. (Actasys), in collaboration with The Center for Advanced of Multifunctional Material Systems at University of California, Los Angeles (CAMMS-UCLA) , The University of Michigan (UMich), and The Boeing Company (Boeing) intend to build upon the foundational work implemented in phase I to develop and prepare for flight tests a module containing an array of  Synthetic Jet Actuators (SJA). Over a period of 18 months, the project will be divided into two parts. The first part will be dedicated primarily to improving actuator power output as well as preparing a module prototype.  In order to achieve the required SJA performance levels, system properties, and functionality as determined by Boeing, the team shall use the computational approach developed in phase I coupled with investigations into new active materials. In the second part, Actasys and Boeing shall collaborate on testing the prototype in order to determine flight test readiness.  Actasys’ post Phase II plans include testing SJA module performance on a Boeing 757 commercial aircraft to demonstrate targeted aerodynamic impact and fuel efficiency. 

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