A Mathematical Model Based Control System for Wind Tunnels

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$749,999.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA9550-12-C-0020
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
F09B-T16-0214
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF09-BT16
Solicitation Number:
2009.B
Small Business Information
PO Box 6971, Chesterfield, MO, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
126752018
Principal Investigator:
Mark Rennie
Research Professor
(574) 631-1695
rrennie@nd.edu
Business Contact:
Alan Cain
President
(314) 373-3311
abcain@ITACLLC.com
Research Institution:
University of Notre Dame
Greg Luttrell
940 Grace Hall
Notre Dame, IN, 46556-
(574) 631-2857
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
ABSTRACT: The objective of the Phase II effort is to extend the mathematical model investigated in the Phase I to include wind speed as well as temperature modeling, continue its development for a University of Notre Dame Wind Tunnel Facility, and demonstrate utility by adopting the model to a government facility specified by AFOSR. Specifically, the Phase II will include developmental work in making measurements, development of the mathematical model, neural network methods for organizing databases of facility performance, error-management methods, and demonstration of control for both fast and slow processes such as wind tunnel speed and temperature, respectively. BENEFIT: The result of this STTR program will allow improved control and utilization of wind tunnel facilities. The program also offers information that can improve the safety of operating wind tunnel facilities. Finally, for large scale facilities, this program may reduce staffing requirements and thereby costs.

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