2009 NASA GRC Propulsion Controls and Diagnostics (PCD) Workshop
Dec 8-10, Cleveland, Ohio
The Controls and Dynamics Branch at NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, OH, had held a Propulsion Control and Diagnostics Workshop in November 2007. The response to the workshop was overwhelmingly positive and the attendees expressed interest in keeping up with the latest developments in PCD technologies.
The 2nd GRC PCD Workshop was held on Dec. 8-10, 2009 at Cleveland Airport Marriott hotel in Cleveland, OH. The objectives of the workshop were to:
- Disseminate information to the research community about the propulsion control and diagnostics research being done at NASA GRC in support of various projects under the NASA Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD) programs.
- Get feedback from peers on value of the research and validity of the technical approach.
- Identify opportunities for potential collaboration and sharing of tools and methods.
The workshop consisted of:
Additionally, one-on-one discussions between NASA researchers and attendees were scheduled to answer any questions and identify potential collaboration opportunities.
- Overview presentations on ongoing research in aircraft engine control and diagnostics at NASA, DoD and Engine manufacturers.
- Detailed presentations on the GRC PCD research efforts – progress to date and future plans, and tools and simulations available for public use.
- Break-out sessions on 5 technology research areas with opportunity to get attendee input on our research approach. The 5 technology areas are: Combustion Instability Control, Gas Path Diagnostics, Enhanced Engine Control, Supersonic Propulsion Control, and Distributed Engine Control.
There were over 50 attendees from industry, academia and other government agencies. The feedback from the attendees is that the workshop was highly successful in meeting its objectives, especially in terms of the opportunities it provided for interaction with the NASA researchers as well as industry representatives. The link below provides a summary of the overall feedback received to date.
2009 Workshop Overall Feedback Summary (pdf)
See below for Agenda and the presentations (PDF file format). Note that the AFRL (Air Force Research Lab) presentation is not currently available for public release. Please contact Sanjay Garg, email@example.com, 216-433-2685, for any additional information.