NASA SBIR 2016 Solicitation

FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 16-1 A1.04-7670
SUBTOPIC TITLE: Aerodynamic Efficiency - Active Flow Control Actuation Concepts
PROPOSAL TITLE: Colliding-Jet Fluidic Actuators for Active Flow Control

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Advanced Fluidics, LLC
4217 Red Bandana Way
Ellicott City, MD 21042 - 5928
(443) 864-5295

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Dr SURYA RAGHU
sraghu@advancedfluidics.com
4217 Red Bandana Way
Ellicott City, MD 21042 - 5928
(443) 864-5295

CORPORATE/BUSINESS OFFICIAL (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Dr Surya Raghu
sraghu@advancedfluidics.com
4217 Red Bandana Way
Ellicott City, MD 21042 - 5928
(443) 864-5295

Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) at beginning and end of contract:
Begin: 1
End: 3

Technology Available (TAV) Subtopics
Aerodynamic Efficiency - Active Flow Control Actuation Concepts is a Technology Available (TAV) subtopic that includes NASA Intellectual Property (IP). Do you plan to use the NASA IP under the award?
No

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)
We propose a novel method of producing sweeping jets using a simplified geometry that is very short in stream-wise length and no feedback channels inside. This rugged design is expected to be more efficient, occupies about 50% less space (and hence less weight) when scaled-up compared to the existing feedback-oscillator-based actuators and hence offers advantages in developing a flow control system that can be more suitable for integration into aerodynamic configurations.

In Phase I, we propose to optimize the geometry for stable operation with high momentum output, and minimum streamwise length. Scaling studies will be conducted for the best design to obtain scaling laws for scale-up to full-scale. We will also develop concepts of actuator arrays with integrated plenum chamber. In Phase II, we plan to demonstrate the use of these actuators for flow control in a blended wing or on a thin airfoil flap.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
The proposed actuators have potential for Active Flow control, mixing of fluids, Jet Noise control in NASA's aerodynamic applications.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
The proposed actuators have application in the flow physics and flow control, applied aerodynamics programs for advanced aerodynamic design of air vehicles.

TECHNOLOGY TAXONOMY MAPPING (NASA's technology taxonomy has been developed by the SBIR-STTR program to disseminate awareness of proposed and awarded R/R&D in the agency. It is a listing of over 100 technologies, sorted into broad categories, of interest to NASA.)
Aerodynamics
Airship/Lighter-than-Air Craft
Fuels/Propellants

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