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