145. control surface optimization for low-drag aircraft design
Name: Jeffrey David Mankey
Grad Year: 2020
NASA AMES has developed a wing design that generates proverse yaw while turning, supporting the design of a flying-wing glider with greatly improved drag characteristics. Further drag reductions may be achieved, however, by replacing the traditional discrete aileron design with a continuous control surface that makes use of new advances in smart materials.
Industry Application Area(s)
Aerospace, Defense, Security | Civil/Structural Engineering | Control Systems