Dielectric barrier discharge plasma actuators are used to manipulate exhaust flow within and behind a jet engine nozzle. The dielectric barrier discharge plasma actuators may be used to direct cooling airflow near the surface of the nozzle to reduce heating of the nozzle, create thrust vectoring, and reduce noise associated with the exhaust flow exiting the nozzle.

Title
Nozzle plasma flow control utilizing dielectric barrier discharge plasma actuators
Application Number
12/547635
Publication Number
20110048025
Application Date
August 26, 2009
Publication Date
March 3, 2011
Inventor
Brent N McCallum
Fort Worth
TX, US
David M Wells
Fort Worth
TX, US
Stewart A Jenkins
Keller
TX, US
Kerry B Ginn
Weatherford
TX, US
Assignee
Lockheed Martin Corporation
MD, US
IPC
F02K 01/46
F02K 01/00
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