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The present invention provides a system and method for actively manipulating and controlling aerodynamic or hydrodynamic fluid flow over a surface. More specifically, the present invention provides a system and method to control aerodynamic or hydrodynamic fluid flow behavior of a ducted fluid flow using very-small-scale effectors. The system and method for actively manipulating and controlling fluid flow over a surface includes the placement of arrays of very-small-scale effectors on ducted surfaces bounding the ducted fluid flow. These very-small-scale effectors actively manipulated the boundary layer manipulated to control the flow behavior of the ducted fluid flow and suppress or prevent flow separation within the primary fluid flow.

Title
System and method for manipulating and controlling fluid flow over a surface
Application Number
9/354866
Publication Number
6371414 (B1)
Application Date
July 16, 1999
Publication Date
April 16, 2002
Inventor
Patrick J Yagle
Fort Worth
TX, US
Jeffrey W Hamstra
Fort Worth
TX, US
Daniel N Miller
Fort Worth
TX, US
Philip P Truax
Fort Worth
TX, US
Agent
Hughes & Luce L
US
Agent
William N Hulsey III
US
Assignee
Lockheed Martin Corporation
MD, US
IPC
B64C 21/00
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