MEMS Actuated Deployable Flow Effectors System for Missile Control. AIAA Missile Sciences Conference Held in Monterey, CA on 7-9 November 2000
ORBITAL RESEARCH INC CLEVELAND OH
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This paper presents an innovative active flow control strategy to enhance missile launch capability and increase maneuverability of missiles at high Angle of Attack ALPHA thereby allowing rear hemisphere engagement maneuvers. This flow control technique utilizes Deployable Flow Effectors DFEs, which can be actuated using miniature pneumatic valves or micropumps that are fabricated using MicroElectroMechanical Systems MEMS technology. Low power pressure sensors are integrated with the DFEs in a common fixture called a Co-Located Actuator and Sensor CLAS unit. Additionally, the CLAS unit is integrated into a 31 tangent ogive nosecone of a 57 scale model of a typical Air-to-Air Missile. This CLAS configuration enables high sensor spatial resolution and optimal placement of flow effectors and sensors on the missile forebody.
- Electrical and Electronic Equipment
- Guided Missile Dynamics, Configurations and Control Surfaces
- Air- and Space-Launched Guided Missiles