A Mathematical Model Based Control System for Wind Tunnels

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9550-12-C-0020
Agency Tracking Number: F09B-T16-0214
Amount: $749,999.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: AF09-BT16
Solicitation Number: 2009.B
Small Business Information
Innovative Technology Applications Co.,
PO Box 6971, Chesterfield, MO, -
DUNS: 126752018
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Mark Rennie
 Research Professor
 (574) 631-1695
Business Contact
 Alan Cain
Title: President
Phone: (314) 373-3311
Email: 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: 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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