Flow Control

Flow control research is accomplished in conjunction with the Florida Center for Advanced Aero-Propulsion (FCAAP). Past research has involved using modern control to develop and implement robust, feedback controllers for counterflow thrust vector control. Current research focuses on the use of adaptive control to facilitate flow separation control in aircraft systems using microjet technology that has been pioneered by FCAAP researchers. This technology is expected to lead to increased control and reduced noise of hovering aircrafts and increased maneuverability of flying aircraft.