IMPROVED HIGH ANGLE OF ATTACK CONTROLLABILITY THROUGH VORTEX MANIPULATION

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$600,000.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N/A
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
Air Force
Award Year:
1986
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
2107
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
Visual Aerodynamics/eidetics I
3414 Lameada Blvd, Torrance, CA, 90505
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 Gerald N Malcom
 (213) 375-9414
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
THE OBJECTIVE OF THE PROPOSED STUDY IS TO TEST THE FEASIBILITY OF A UNIQUE AND INNOVATIVE AIRCRAFT CONTROL CONCEPT. THE CONCEPT INVOLVES USING SMALL PNEUMATIC OR MECHANICAL DEVICES TO MANIPULATE THE ORIENTA-TION, TRAJECTORY AND BREAKDOWN CHARACTERISTICS OF THE DOMINANT VORTEX SYSTEM THAT DEVELOP ON TYPICAL FIGHTER AIRCRAFT AT HIGH ANGLES OF ATTACK. IT IS BELIEVED THAT THIS CONCEPT CAN HARNESS THE TREMENDOUS ENERGY THAT IS CONTAINED IN THE VORTEX SYSTEMS EMANATING FROM THE FORCEBODY AND THE STRAKE-WING AREA AND CAN TRANSFORM THIS ENERGY INTO USUABLE PITCH, YAW AND ROLL CONTROL POWER. THE MECHANICAL DEVICES ARE INHERENTLY LOW HINGE MOMENT AND THE PNEUMATIC DEVICES REQUIRE SMALL MASS-FLUX OWING TO THE FLUIDIC AMPLICATION AFFORDED BY THE VORTEX MANIPULATION.

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