Distributed Adaptive Control of Engine Systems

Period of Performance: 08/01/2008 - 03/01/2009

$100K

Phase 1 STTR

Recipient Firm

Aurora Flight Sciences Corp.
9950 Wakeman Drive Array
Manassas, VA 20110
Principal Investigator
Firm POC

Research Institution

Georgia Institute of Technology
225 North Ave NW
Atlanta, GA 30332
Institution POC

Abstract

Aurora and Georgia Tech are bringing together a team of experienced control theory, engine design, engine control experts to perform research on next-generation distributed control architectures for turbine engines. The program combines new results in adaptive and distributed control of heterogeneous systems, unsteady modeling of engines, and advanced component control concepts, with the goal of creating system architectures and tools to enable distributed control to be practical and valuable in engines.