Biomimetic Approach for Accurate, Real-Time Aerodynamic Coefficients

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNX11CD64P
Agency Tracking Number:
105091
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
A4.02
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Tao of Systems Integration, Inc.
100 Exploration Way, Suite 300, Hampton, VA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
Y
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
840701445
Principal Investigator:
Arun Mangalam
Principal Investigator
(757) 220-5040
arun@taosystems.us
Business Contact:
Arun Mangalam
Business Official
(757) 220-5040
arun@taosystems.us
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
Aerodynamic and structural reliability and efficiency depends critically on the ability to accurately assess the aerodynamic loads and moments for each lifting surface. A thin-film, flight-worthy sensor capable of providing spatio-temporally accurate estimation of aerodynamic coefficients enables revolutionary energy-efficient, physics-based, force-feedback flight control of a wide range of vehicles from subsonic to supersonic flows. Recent biophysics research has uncovered sensory techniques to recover information from the noisy environment. Tao Systems proposes to develop a unique sensor that robustly applies these biomimetic sensory techniques to the aerodynamic problem to obtain accurate estimates of aerodynamic coefficients with minimal calibration requirements.

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