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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, Paul D McClure, Charles J Chase, Robert R Boyd: Systems and methods for plasma jets. Lockhead Martin Corporation, Koestner Bertani, Mary Jo Bertani, February 27, 2007: US07183515 (11 worldwide citation)

A plasma jet system includes a housing with an opening. A plasma generator is coupled to ionize a fluid in the housing. An electromagnetic accelerator is coupled to generate an electric field that accelerates ionized fluid in the housing toward the opening. A controller can modulate the frequency of ...


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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, Brent N McCallum, Stewart A Jenkins, David M Wells: Method and system for global flow field management using distributed, surface-embedded, nano-scale boundary layer actuation. Bracewell & Giuliani, August 14, 2012: US08240616 (3 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods 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 effectors connected to the outer surface of the aerodynam ...


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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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