Vorticity State Estimation For Aeroelastic Control

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$125,000.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNX12CG09P
Agency Tracking Number:
110051
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
T2.02
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Tao of Systems Integration, Inc.
VA, Hampton, VA, 23666-1339
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
President
(757) 220-5040
arun@taosystems.us
Research Institution:
California Institute of Technology
Mary Gibson
1200 E. California Blvd., Mail Code 201-15
Pasadena, CA, 91125-0001
() -
Domestic nonprofit research organization
Abstract
Flight control, structural reliability, and efficiency depend critically on the ability to assess the time-accurate unsteady aerodynamic loads and moments for each lifting surface under nominal and adverse flow conditions. Tao Systems and California Institute of Technology propose to develop a flow control system that utilizes advanced sensors and a vorticity state estimator (VSE) to reach flow states unattainable without continuous control feedback. The flow control scheme enables manipulation of the vorticity state to achieve performance objectives, such as short take-off/landing through controlled aerodynamic lift at angles of attack near stall.

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