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Vorticity State Estimation For Aeroelastic Control

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX12CG09P
Agency Tracking Number: 110051
Amount: $125,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: T2.02
Solicitation Number: N/A
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2011
Award Year: 2012
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2012-02-13
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2013-02-13
Small Business Information
VA
Hampton, VA 23666-1339
United States
DUNS: 840701445
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Yes
Principal Investigator
 Arun Mangalam
 Principal Investigator
 (757) 220-5040
 arun@taosystems.us
Business Contact
 Arun Mangalam
Title: President
Phone: (757) 220-5040
Email: arun@taosystems.us
Research Institution
 California Institute of Technology
 Mary Gibson
 
1200 E. California Blvd., Mail Code 201-15
Pasadena, CA 91125-0001
United States

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 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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