06682021 is referenced by 16 patents and cites 2 patents.

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 are actively manipulated to control the flow behavior of the ducted fluid flow and prevent flow separation within the primary fluid flow.

Title
System and method for actively manipulating and controlling fluid flow over a surface
Application Number
10/117706
Publication Number
6682021 (B1)
Application Date
April 5, 2002
Publication Date
January 27, 2004
Inventor
Patrick J Yagle
Fort Worth
TX, US
Jeffrey W Hamstra
Fort Worth
TX, US
Daniel N Miller
Bainbridge Island
WA, US
Philip P Truax
Fort Worth
TX, US
Agent
Koestner Bertani
US
Assignee
Lockheed Martin Corporation
MD, US
IPC
B64C 1/38
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