Robust Propulsion Control for Improved Aircraft Safety

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX11CD75P
Agency Tracking Number: 105533
Amount: $99,997.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: A1.08
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
8777 E.Via de Ventura, Suite 120, Scottsdale, AZ, -
DUNS: 798611331
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Link Jaw
 Principal Investigator
 (480) 752-7909
Business Contact
 Walter Merrill
Title: Business Official
Phone: (440) 328-5832
Research Institution
Scientific Monitoring, Inc. proposes to develop a robust propulsion control approach to facilitate control law design and simulation-based validation. The proposed approach integrates system identification and robust control design, specifically tailors it to handle large perturbations and model uncertainties affecting engine operations, and provides a framework for successive design optimization through iterations. The integrated and iterative design methodology will reduce the cycle time in propulsion control design and validation to maintain engine operations in the presence of adverse conditions, such as engine icing, foreign object damage, and high angle of attack.In Phase I, A proof-of-concept (POC) simulation will be conducted to demonstrate the merit of the robust control approach in the presence of larger than normal variations in the design model. The control design and closed-loop POC will use the NASA-developed C-MAPSS generic engine model as the simulation framework. The anticipated benefits of the proposed innovation are to reduce design cycle time and increase robustness of the controller design, while optimizing the closed-loop system performance.

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