Mechanical Engineering Student received summer fellowship


Chris Greer have accepted a summer fellowship through the Air Force Office of Scientific Research. This fellowship will last twelve weeks, starting May 25th and ending on August 20th. This fellowship was intended to be located at a research facility in Dayton Ohio, however due to Covid-19 this fellowship will be taking place as a remotely to comply with the CDC recommendations.

The main goal of this proposed research is to design an optimal Multi-Input Multi-Output (MIMO) feedback control system with a Kalman filter for an aircraft with multiple control surfaces. The four main categories of our research will be efficiency of the control system energy, rejection of disturbances caused by gust loads, measurement noise on the closed-loop system response, and extension of flutter boundaries. These objectives outline four important requirements in active aeroelastic controls regarding energy saving, robustness to disturbances and noise, and extension of flutter boundaries. The expected outcome will be an optimized controller and filter design to satisfy the constraints while balancing the objectives aforementioned.

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