NASA SBIR 2010 Solicitation


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 10-1 A1.08-8467
SUBTOPIC TITLE: Robust Propulsion Control
PROPOSAL TITLE: Robust Propulsion Control for Improved Aircraft Safety

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Scientific Monitoring, Inc.
8777 E. Via de Ventura Drive, Suite 120
Scottsdale, AZ 85258 - 3345
(480) 752-7909

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Link Jaw
8777 E. Via de Ventura Drive, Suite 120
Scottsdale AZ , AZ 85258 - 3345
(480) 752-7909 Extension :107

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

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)
Scientific Monitoring, Inc. proposes to develop a robust propulsion control approach to facilitate control law design and simulation-based validation. The proposed approach integrates system identification and robust control design, specifically tailors it to handle large perturbations and model uncertainties affecting engine operations, and provides a framework for successive design optimization through iterations. The integrated and iterative design methodology will reduce the cycle time in propulsion control design and validation to maintain engine operations in the presence of adverse conditions, such as engine icing, foreign object damage, and high angle of attack.

In Phase I, A proof-of-concept (POC) simulation will be conducted to demonstrate the merit of the robust control approach in the presence of larger than normal variations in the design model. The control design and closed-loop POC will use the NASA-developed C-MAPSS generic engine model as the simulation framework.

The anticipated benefits of the proposed innovation are to reduce design cycle time and increase robustness of the controller design, while optimizing the closed-loop system performance.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Commercial applications include all engines and aircraft supported by The NASA Aviation Safety Program. This includes existing and future commercial engines which will be specifically operated to address the Nation's aviation safety challenges of the future. This technology will also support engines and aircraft designed to address the projected increases in air traffic capacity and realize the new capabilities envisioned for the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NGATS).

Additionally, this technology has potential application to rocket propulsion control.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
The two primary areas of program interest, adaptive systems for in-flight operability and system-level integrated resilient control technologies are applicable to militrary aircraft and engine systems. Specifically our work will address aircraft engines operating in adverse conditions, such as engine icing, foreign object damage, and high angle of attack.

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.)
Algorithms/Control Software & Systems (see also Autonomous Systems)
Autonomous Control (see also Control & Monitoring)
Command & Control

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