Networked Embedded Systems for Active Flow Control in Aircraft
Ref: HURRAY-TR-120702 Publication Date: 10, Jul, 2012
Networked Embedded Systems for Active Flow Control in AircraftRef: HURRAY-TR-120702 Publication Date: 10, Jul, 2012
Abstract— Aerodynamic drag is known to be one of the factors contributing more to increased aircraft fuel consumption. The primary source of skin friction drag during flight is the boundary layer separation. This is the layer of air moving smoothly in the immediate vicinity of the aircraft. In this paper we discuss a cyber-physical system approach able of performing an efficient suppression of the turbulent flow by using a dense sensing deployment to detect the low pressure region and a similarly dense deployment of actuators to manage the turbulent flow. With this concept, only the actuators in the vicinity of a separation layer are activated, minimizing power consumption and also the induced drag.
11th International Workshop on Real-Time Networks (RTN 2012).