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Systems and methods described herein provide for the control of airflow over a vertical control surface of an aircraft to enhance the forces produced by the surface. According to one aspect of the disclosure provided herein, the vertical control surface of the aircraft is engaged by active flow control actuators that interact with the ambient airflow to alter one or more characteristics of the airflow. An actuator control system detects a flow control event, and in response, activates the active flow control actuators to alter the airflow. According to various aspects, the flow control event is associated with a separation of the airflow, which is corrected through the activation of the appropriate active flow control actuators, increasing the forces produced by the vertical control surface of the aircraft.

Title
Active flow control on a vertical stabilizer and rudder
Application Number
12/903720
Publication Number
9090326 (B2)
Application Date
October 13, 2010
Publication Date
July 28, 2015
Inventor
Mark I Goldhammer
Bellevue
WA, US
Edward A Whalen
St. Louis
MO, US
Agent
Michael J Baldauff Jr
Baldauff IP
Assignee
The Boeing Company
IL, US
IPC
B64C 23/06
B64C 23/00
B64C 21/00
F15D 1/00
B64C 9/00
B64C 5/06
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