Development of Energy Efficient, Multi-Channel, Pulsed Plasma Generator for High-Speed Flow Control by Localized Arc Filament Plasma Actuators

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,813.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNL07AA77P
Agency Tracking Number:
066382
Solicitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Topic Code:
A2.03
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Innovative Scientific Solutions Inc
2766 Indian Ripple Rd, Dayton, OH, 45440-3638
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
884812025
Principal Investigator:
Sivaram Gogineni
Principal Investigator
(937) 255-8446
sivaram.gogineni@wpafb.af.mil
Business Contact:
Larry Goss
President
(937) 429-5954
gosslp@innssi.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The research team at The Ohio State University has been developing technologies to suppress jet noise using localized arc filament plasma actuators and are in the process of demonstrating this type of technology at NATR facility at NASA Glenn Research Center. The localized arc filament plasma actuators developed at OSU are the only actuators that can be used currently for active control of flow and noise in high Reynolds number and high-speed flows, such as jets, mixing layers, combustors, cavity, etc. However, the lack of availability of appropriate plasma generator has been a hindrance to this technology development. One of the challenges is designing and developing a power supply which can derive up to 64 actuators. The current Phase I SBIR program will explore some new technologies for the design of such a power supply. The research team will focus on building the power supply for NASA during the Phase II program and also will make significant efforts in commercializing this product by making it much more energy sufficient, user friendly, and compact.

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