Distributed Engine Control Empirical/Analytical Verification Tools

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX11CD89P
Agency Tracking Number: 104628
Amount: $99,601.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: A2.07
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
NY, Rochester, NY, 14623-2893
DUNS: 073955507
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jonathan DeCastro
 Principal Investigator
 (585) 424-1990
 jonathan.decastro@impact-tek.com
Business Contact
 Carol Marquardt
Title: Business Official
Phone: (585) 424-1990
Email: carol.marquardt@impact-tek.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
In this Phase I project, Impact Technologies, in collaboration with Prof. R.K. Yedavalli, propose a novel verification environment for eventual rapid certification of distributed engine control systems (DCS). Our approach is focused on providing a set of tools to the government and industry that will allow faster certification of the control system as new high-temperature components and control laws are developed. A distributed hardware-in-the-loop (D-HIL) simulation tool is proposed to assist NASA and the Distributed Engine Control Working Group (DECWG) to integrate DCS components onto existing and next-generation engines. The proposed D-HIL simulator consist of a thermal test chamber operated by an engine simulation which is capable of subjecting components to a range of possible transient thermal conditions seen during engine operation , while functioning as elements in the networked control loop. To aid in certification of more complex distributed engine control hardware and software, a set of analysis tools is proposed. The Global Verification Toolset makes use of global stability and bounded verification methodologies to allow stability and performance to be assessed in a systematic fashion. At the conclusion of Phase I, the new verification facility and software tools will be demonstrated in a system test using the C-MAPSS engine.

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