Adaptive Structural Mode Control

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX08CA56P
Agency Tracking Number: 075600
Amount: $99,563.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: A2.09
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
2161 Gundry Avenue, Signal Hill, CA, 90755-3517
DUNS: 133626544
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Myles Baker
 Principal Investigator
 (562) 981-7797
Business Contact
 Kevin Roughen
Title: Business Official
Phone: (562) 981-7797
Research Institution
M4 Engineering proposes the development of an adaptive structural mode control system. The adaptive control system will begin from a "baseline" dynamic model of the system, which will be updated as the system is operated. This allows the control inputs to be tailored to the observed behavior of the system across a range of flight conditions, weight conditions, and failure conditions, while accounting for uncertainty in structural dynamics and aerodynamics. The development of the adaptive control system involves a selection of a set of adaptive control algorithms, which will then be implemented and tested on a set of example problems. The performance of the algorithms will be evaluated and additional development and enhancements will be subsequently recommended.

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