NASA STTR 2018-I Solicitation

Proposal Summary


PROPOSAL NUMBER:
 18-1- T15.01-6203
SUBTOPIC TITLE:
 Aircraft Design, Optimization, and Scaled Model Test
PROPOSAL TITLE:
 Novel Aeroservoelastic Scaled Model Design, Fabrication, and Testing
SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (SBC):
RESEARCH INSTITUTION (RI):
Name:   M4 Engineering, Inc.
Name:   University of Washington-Seattle Campus
Street:  4020 Long Beach Boulevard
Street:  1400 NE Campus Parkway
City:   Long Beach
City:   Seattle
State/Zip:  CA  90807-2683
State/Zip:   WA 
Phone:  (562) 981-7797
Phone:   (206) 543-6643


Principal Investigator (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Myles Baker
mbaker@m4-engineering.com
4020 Long Beach Boulevard Long Beach, CA 90807 - 2683
(562) 305-3391

Business Official (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Myles Baker
mbaker@m4-engineering.com
4020 Long Beach Boulevard Long Beach, CA 90807 - 2683
(562) 305-3391
Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) :
Begin: 4
End: 6
Technical Abstract

We propose the demonstration of a novel aeroservoelastic scaled model design, optimization, and fabrication approach combining aeroservoelastic scaling with a combined topology/sizing optimization to match the target structural dynamic and aeroelastic behavior.  Fabrication is using 3D printing techniques (metal and plastic/elastomer), along with automated electronic assembly techniques for in-situ instrumentation.  A scaled model will be designed, fabricated, and tested in a low speed wind tunnel during Phase I to demonstrate the feasibility of dramatically reducing the cost of aeroservoelastic model tests.

Potential NASA Applications

Applies to all NASA aircraft and aviation technology development programs, including subsonic, supersonic, and hypersonic vehicles.

Potential Non-NASA Applications

Applies to wind tunnel and flight test validation of aeroelastic and aeroservoelastic behavior, which is relevant to any new aircraft development program.


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