Simulation & Control
Development and Evaluation Facility
The Controls and Dynamics Branch is involved in advanced controls and health management research for aeropropulsion systems. These research activities entail the modeling of these systems and the development of controls concepts and laws to provide improvements in such areas as performance, robustness, emissions and life expectancy. In order to carry out this research, a simulation laboratory comprised of a diverse collection of development and simulation tools has been developed. Some of the engine models that have been generated to perform this research are available to the public.
A wide range of computer workstations are employed to provide the computational power necessary for developing and executing propulsion system models and control algorithms, both in non-real time and in real time. Additionally, the branch’s computing requirements are continually assessed and the facilities upgraded regularly to meet the ever-changing and increasing needs.
Phone: (216) 433-3748