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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 (4 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, 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 (2 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
Neal D Domel, Dan J Baruzzini, Daniel N Miller: Passive robust flow control micro device. Lockheed Martin Corporation, Bracewell & Giuliani, March 26, 2013: US08403271

A tapered micro-plow, or a series of tapered micro-plows, are submerged in a boundary layer just upstream of a reflection point of an oblique shock. Each micro-plow develops a beneficial pair of vortices which redistribute high energy flow within the boundary layer such that flow separation is preve ...


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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. Lockheed Martin Corporation, Bracewell & Giuliani, October 28, 2010: US20100270433-A1

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, ROBERT A McLAUCHLAN, October 5, 2006: US20060219847-A1

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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Kuethe Arnold M: Boundary layer control of flow separation and heat exchange. The Battelle Development Corporation, May 11, 1971: US3578264 (107 worldwide citation)

Boundary layer control for delay or prevention of flow separation and/or increase in rate of heat exchange between a surface and a fluid by an arrangement of surface elements which may take the form of either crests or discreet concave depressions in the surface, having effective depths or dimension ...


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Israel Wygnanski: Method and apparatus for delaying the separation of flow from a solid surface. Benjamin J Barish, May 11, 1993: US05209438 (50 worldwide citation)

An active perturbation-producing element on the solid surface is driven to induce oscillations in the boundary layer of the fluid stream about an axis substantially perpendicular to the solid surface, to enhance the mixing of the boundary layer in the fluid stream. The method is particularly applica ...


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Runnels Jr Joe Neal: Boundary layer control and anti-icing apparatus for an aircraft wing. The Boeing Company, christensen O Connor Garrison & Hauelka, November 4, 1975: US3917193 (47 worldwide citation)

A boundary layer control (BLC) and anti-icing apparatus for an aircraft wing comprising a duct in thermal communication with the leading edge (nose) of the wing and a leading edge flap is disclosed. The duct carries relatively high temperature air bled from the engines, and ejects this air through B ...


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Robert N Schmidt, Greg S Shaw: Fluid flow control devices. May 26, 1998: US05755408 (45 worldwide citation)

A fluid flow control device, comprising a flow surface over which a fluid flows, a flow effect means located on the flow surface and operated by pressure such that the flow effect means improves the flow characteristics of the flow surface, pressure supply means to operate the flow effect means and ...


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William McE Miller Jr: Lifting body aircraft for V/STOL service. Aereon Corporation, George A Smith Jr, April 17, 1979: US04149688 (45 worldwide citation)

An unexpectedly high augmentation of aerodynamic lift for a given amount of power in STOL operation of a V/STOL aircraft is achieved by combining the unique features of a lifting body with those of a "jet flap", i.e. an aerodynamic mechanism in which a slipstream is directed over a deflected flap. S ...