Integrated Damage-Adaptive Control System (IDACS)

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNL06AA30P
Agency Tracking Number: 054681
Amount: $69,909.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solitcitation Year: 2005
Solitcitation Topic Code: A1.03
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Scientific Systems Co Inc.
500 West Cummings Park, Suite 3000, Woburn, MA, 01801-6580
Duns: 859244204
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Jovan Boskovic
 Principal Investigator
 (781) 933-5355
 jovan@ssci.com
Business Contact
 Raman Mehra
Title: President & CEO
Phone: (781) 933-5355
Email: rkm@ssci.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
SSCI, in collaboration with Boeing Phantom Works, proposes to develop and test an efficient Integrated Damage Adaptive Control System (IDACS). The proposed system is based on the development of a coupled structural and aerodynamic model of aircraft dynamics under wing damage, and multiple-model damage estimator whose estimates are used in the reconfigurable control law to stabilize the aircraft and achieve acceptable performance of the closed-loop flight control system. In order to achieve these objectives, we propose to carry out the following tasks in Phase I: (i) Develop an integrated structural and aerodynamic model of wing damage; (ii) Evaluate the feasibility of a multiple-model wing damage estimator; and (iii) Test and evaluate the performance of the IDACS. Boeing Phantom Works (Mr. James M. Urnes, Sr.) will provide technical and commercialization support under the project. The main emphasis of the Phase II work will be on enhancements and integration of the proposed IDACS algortihms, and the development of the corresponding software tool.

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