LEARN Technical Seminar 2013

The NASA Aeronautics Research Institute (NARI) and the NASA Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD) presented a 3-day virtual technical seminar from November 13 to 15, 2013 to showcase innovative concepts developed by researchers who have been funded by the ARMD Leading Edge Aeronautics Research for NASA (LEARN) Fund. In 2012, NARI awarded ARMD LEARN Fund grants to make deliberate investments in early-stage and potentially revolutionary aviation concepts and technologies that are aligned with NASA's mission. These grants went to teams external to NASA. The objectives of this three-day seminar were to increase awareness of LEARN activities within NASA projects, to provide technical feedback to LEARN principal investigators from NASA Program/Project Technical Representatives, and educate/inform the public. This will help facilitate transfer of LEARN-developed technologies within NASA and disseminate LEARN findings to the external aeronautics community, including academia, industry, and the general public.The seminar was divided into five sessions, with each session introduced and moderated by a Keynote Speaker from a related NASA Program. The research findings were be presented in sixteen talks: 30 minutes for the presentation, 10 minutes for questions and clarifications.

The seminar was free and open to all. It was recorded and is available for future playback.

 

Materials and Materials Science
Presenter
Affiliation Title Discipline Recorded Presentation Slides
NASA Langley Research Center Session Welcome and Keynote View N/A
Ohio Aerospace Institute Additive Manufacturing of Ceramic Matrix Composites (CMCs) for Propulsion Systems Ceramic Materials and Processing View Download PDF
Pennsylvania State University Advanced Manufacturing of Ceramic Matrix Composites (CMC) By Innovative Field Assisted Sintering Technology (FAST) Materials Science, Manufacturing View Download PDF
National Institute of Aerospace Associates Lightweight Supercapacitors with Porous Nanocarbon Platforms Energy Storage, Materials View Download PDF
University of Alabama Poptube Technology, Enabling Multifunctional Hybrid Composites for Next Generation Aircrafts Materials Science, Airframe Materials View Download PDF
Propulsion and Combustion
Presenter
Affiliation Title Discipline Recorded Presentation Slides
NASA Glenn Research Center Session Welcome and Keynote View N/A
United Technologies Corporation Active Truss for Fast Response Tip Clearance Modulation Propulsion, Materials View Download PDF
United Technologies Corporation Plasma-Assisted Combustor Dynamics Control Combustion View Download PDF
Controls and Flight Controls
Presenter
Affiliation Title Discipline Recorded Presentation Slides
NASA Dryden Flight Research Center Session Welcome and Keynote View N/A
Case Western Reserve University High Temperature Fuel Modulation for Improved Engine Performance Materials, Controls View Download PDF
West Virginia University Research Corporation Cooperative Gust Sensing and Suppression for Aircraft Formation Flight Sensor Fusion, Flight Controls View Download PDF
University Of Kansas Multichannel Sense-and-Avoid Radar for Small UAVs Radar, UAS View Download PDF
Adventium Enterprises, LLC Separation Platform for Integrating Complex Avionics (SPICA) Flight Controls, Avionics View Download PDF
Rotorcraft
Presenter
Affiliation Title Discipline Recorded Presentation Slides
NASA Langley Research Center Session Welcome and Keynote View N/A
Pennsylvania State University Design, Fabrication and Testing of a Centrifugally Powered Pneumatic De-Icing for Helicopter Rotor Blades Icing Mitigation View Download PDF
Invercon LLC Full-scale Experimental Validation of Dynamic, Centrifugally Powered, Pneumatic Actuators for Active Rotor Blade Surfaces Controls, Rotorcraft View Download PDF
Environmentally Responsible Aviation Concepts
Presenter Affiliation Title Discipline Recorded Presentation Slides
Fay Collier NASA Langley Research Center Session Welcome and Keynote View N/A
Mark Maughmer Pennsylvania State University Exploration of a Slotted Airfoil Laminar Flow Control Concept Aerodynamics View Download PDF
M. Razi Nalim Indiana University - Purdue University Of Indianapolis Hybrid Wave-Rotor Electric Aero-Propulsion (HyWREAP) Propulsion View Download PDF
Michael Kerho Rolling Hills Research Corp. Turboelectric Distributed Propulsion Test Bed Aircraft Aircraft Design, Propulsion View Download PDF
Juan Alonso Leland Stanford Junior University Enabling Carbon-Free Commercial Aviation Through Integrated, High-Fidelity Conceptual Design Aircraft Design, MDAO View Download PDF