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Dan Miller
Philip P Truax, Daniel N Miller, Jeffrey W Hamstra, Patrick J Yagle: System and method for actively manipulating and controlling fluid flow over a surface. Lockheed Martin Corporation, Koestner Bertani, January 27, 2004: US06682021 (17 worldwide citation)

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 ...


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Dan Miller
Daniel N Miller, Philip P Truax, Patrick J Yagle: System and method to control flowfield vortices with micro-jet arrays. Lockheed Martin Corporation, Bracewell & Giuliani, March 31, 2009: US07510149 (11 worldwide citation)

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 trajec ...


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Dan Miller
Daniel N Miller, Philip P Truax, Patrick J Yagle: System and method to control flowfield vortices with micro-jet arrays. Lockheed Martin Corporation, Bracewell & Giuliani, October 18, 2011: US08038102 (7 worldwide citation)

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 trajec ...


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Dan Miller
Daniel N Miller, Patrick J Yagle, Kerry B Ginn, Jeffrey W Hamstra: Method and apparatus of asymmetric injection into subsonic flow of a high aspect ratio/complex geometry nozzle. Lockheed Martin Corporation, Koesnter Bertani, November 8, 2005: US06962044 (6 worldwide citation)

The present invention reveals a method and apparatus for controlling the effective area and thrust vector angle of a fluid flow. In one embodiment, the fluid flow is controlled in an advanced, high aspect ratio, complex aperture geometry nozzle using asymmetric injection into the subsonic portion of ...


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Dan Miller
Daniel N Miller, David D Young: Conformal aero-adaptive nozzle/aftbody. Lockheed Martin Corporation, Bracewell & Giuliani, March 30, 2010: US07686256 (2 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides flow field control techniques that adapt the aft body region flow field to eliminate or mitigate the development of massive separated flow field zones and associated unsteady vortical flow field structures. Embodiments of the present invention use one or more distribut ...


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Dan Miller
Daniel N Miller, Brent N McCallum: Method and system for fully fixed vehicle control surfaces. Lockheed Martin Corporation, Bracewell & Giuliani, January 25, 2011: US07874525 (2 worldwide citation)

A fully fixed, non-articulating geometry vehicle that includes a number of virtual control surfaces operable to replicate a mechanical control surface's functionality. These virtual control surfaces further include a number of flow control devices on the non-articulating vehicle surface. The plurali ...


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Dan Miller
Daniel N Miller, Neal D Domel, Cole W Schemm: Exhaust plume heat effect reducing method and apparatus. Lockheed Martin Corporation, Reising Ethington P C, John J Snyder, November 27, 2012: US08316631 (1 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for reducing heating effects of an exhaust plume of a jet engine on an impinged surface includes fluid injectors disposed adjacent and aimed into an exhaust plume zone that's to be occupied by an exhaust plume when the engine is running. A flow generator transmits fluid flow into such a ...


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Dan Miller
Daniel N Miller, Brent N McCallum, Stewart A Jenkins, David M Wells: System for global flow field management using distributed, surface-embedded, nano-scale boundary layer actuation. Lockheed Martin Corporation, Bracewell & Giuliani, January 15, 2013: US08353482 (1 worldwide citation)

Systems to provide distributed flow control actuation to manage the behavior of a global flow field, are provided. An example of a system can include an aerodynamic structure having an outer surface, and an array of a plurality of nano-scale effectors connected to the outer surface of the aerodynami ...


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Dan Miller
Philip P Truax, Daniel N Miller, Edward C Ma: Flow control redistribution to mitigate high cycle fatigue. Lockheed Martin Corporation, Bracewell & Giuliani, March 26, 2013: US08402738 (1 worldwide citation)

A method operable to improve pressure recovery and/or distortion within engine inlet is disclosed. A first fluid flow is provided to primary jet vortex generator(s) operable to inject fluid at a first injection rate into a boundary layer of a primary fluid flow within the inlet. A secondary fluid fl ...


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Dan Miller
Jeffrey W Hamstra, Daniel N Miller, Kerry B Ginn: System, method, and apparatus for pulsed-jet-enhanced heat exchanger. Lockheed Martin Corporation, Bracewell & Giuilani, April 2, 2013: US08408281

A pulsed-jet active flowfield control actuation system enhances the rate of heat transfer and heat removal in a heat exchanger for better management of thermal loads. The pulsed jet actuators impart an unsteady component of velocity to the working fluid of the heat exchanger. This design increases t ...



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