Optimal Shockwave Boundary Layer Interaction Control for Supersonic Mixed Compression Inlets

Period of Performance: 01/01/2009 - 12/31/2009


Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

SynGenics Corporation
5190 Olentangy River Road
Delaware, OH 43015
Principal Investigator
Firm POC


SynGenics Corporation proposes a program that incorporates systems engineering processes, Response Surface Methods, and state-of-the-art numerical methods to develop optimized, fail safe technologies to control shockwave boundary layer interactions and demonstrate improvements in supersonic mixed compression inlet performance. Specific program objectives are to apply structured, mathematically based methods to evaluate, compare, rate, and downselect flow control concepts that will enable improved inlet stability and control shockwave boundary layer interactions in supersonic, mixed compression inlets, to develop and demonstrate an approach to flow control system design and optimization based on designed experiments and response surface methodology, and to obtain a better understanding of the physics driving supersonic inlet performance improvements enabled by fail safe, supersonic inlet flow control and quantify the benefit in terms of inlet total pressure recovery and dynamic distortion.