Integrated Damage-Adaptive Control System (IDACS)

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$599,578.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
NNL07AA02C
Agency Tracking Number:
054681
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Scientific Systems Company, Inc.
500 West Cummings Park, Suite 3000, Woburn, MA, 01801
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
859244204
Principal Investigator:
Raman Mehra
Principal Investigator
(781) 933-5355
rkm@ssci.com
Business Contact:
Raman Mehra
President
(781) 933-5355
rkm@ssci.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
SSCI proposes to further develop, implement and test the damage-adaptive control algorithms developed in Phase I within the framework of an Integrated Damage Modeling & Adaptive Control (IDMAC) system. The proposed IDMAC system design will be based on the following: (i) Development of a coupled structural and aerodynamic model of aircraft dynamics under structural damage, (ii) Generation of a set of models describing different damage cases; (iii) Model set reduction to arrive at a reduced set of control design models; and (iv) Use of the reduced model set to design multiple-model stochastic damage estimators and corresponding reconfigurable controllers to stabilize the aircraft and achieve acceptable performance of the closed-loop flight control system. The proposed IDMAC system will be tested on transport aircraft models selected in consultation with NASA Langley.

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