08038102 is referenced by 5 patents and cites 7 patents.

The present invention provides a system and method for actively manipulating and controlling aerodynamic or hydrodynamic flow field vortices within a fluid flow over a surface using micro-jet arrays. The system and method for actively manipulating and controlling the inception point, size and trajectory of flow field vortices within the fluid flow places micro-jet arrays on surfaces bounding the fluid flow. These micro-jet arrays are then actively manipulated to control the flow behavior of the ducted fluid flow, influence the inception point and trajectory of flow field vortices within the fluid flow, and reduce flow separation within the primary fluid flow.

Title
System and method to control flowfield vortices with micro-jet arrays
Application Number
12/319585
Publication Number
8038102 (B2)
Application Date
January 9, 2009
Publication Date
October 18, 2011
Inventor
Patrick J Yagle
Fort Worth
TX, US
Philip P Truax
Benbrook
TX, US
Daniel N Miller
Bainbridge Island
WA, US
Agent
Bracewell & Giuliani
Assignee
Lockheed Martin Corporation
MD, US
IPC
B64C 21/04
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