Embedded Actuation and Sensing System (EASSy) for Gust Load Alleviation

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$852,386.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
FA8650-07-C-3706
Solitcitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Number:
2006.1
Branch:
Air Force
Award Year:
2007
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
F061-236-1757
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF06-236
Small Business Information
TAO OF SYSTEMS INTEGRATION, INC.
144 Research Drive, Hampton, VA, 23666
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
Y
Duns:
840701445
Principal Investigator
 Siva Mangalam
 President
 (757) 220-5040
 siva@taosystem.com
Business Contact
 Siva Mangalam
Title: President
Phone: (757) 220-5040
Email: siva@taosystem.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Gust loads have a direct impact on the performance, wing structural weight and fatigue life of flight vehicles. Tao Systems proposes to develop an integrated embedded-actuation and sensing system (EASSy) to measure, monitor, and control spanwise aerodynamic loading of a flexible wing subjected to gust loads. EASSy will use surface hot-film signatures to measure the aerodynamic environment; active sensor circuit electronics will be used to measure and monitor structural response and accelerations; flight control will be accomplished with embedded actuators. The proposed approach will lead to a reduction in the wing structural weight, suppression of wing flutter, and the wing can be made mission-adaptable to achieve optimized aerodynamic efficiency for maximizing endurance or range of flight vehicles as well as their operational life.

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