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Integrating Distributed Control into High-Fidelity Aircraft Multidisciplinary Design Optimization

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: 80NSSC20C0088
Agency Tracking Number: 193405
Amount: $759,083.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: A1
Solicitation Number: SBIR_19_P2
Solicitation Year: 2019
Award Year: 2020
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2020-07-01
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2022-06-30
Small Business Information
2225 East Bayshore Rd; #215
Palo Alto, CA 94303-3220
United States
DUNS: 172390481
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Thuan Lieu
 (650) 283-8401
Business Contact
 Francoise Farhat
Phone: (650) 898-9585
Research Institution

Because of the formidable problem formulation and computational challenges associated with bringing high-fidelity modeling in an integrated way to the actively-controlled airplane design process, this SBIR project proposes major innovations in computational aeroservoelastic optimization technology, including the construction and utilization of Projection-Based Reduced-Order Models (PROMs) using linear as well as nonlinear, State-of-the-Art (SoA) Galerkin and Petrov-Galerkin Projection-based Model Order Reduction (PMOR) methods. These include recently developed approaches for mitigating the curse of dimensionality when training PROMs, SoA hyperreduction methods for achieving practical wall-clock solution times in the presence of structural nonlinearities and/or turbulence modeling, and various approaches for incorporating PMOR and PROMs in MultiDisciplinary Analysis and Optimization (MDAO) processes.The main goal of all innovations outlined above is to make high-fidelity aeroservoelastic MDAO problems feasible and practical, including for a relatively large number of design variables and constraints when needed for capturing the design problem in a realistic way -- that is, of relevance and interest to industrial problems.

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