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1 Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 1 NASA Glenn Research Center Intelligent Propulsion Research Presentation to the Center for Intelligent Propulsion University of Cincinnati by Dr. Lou Povinelli, Senior Technologist & High Speed Project Scientist, Fundamental Aero Dr. Jih-Fen Lei Director, Research & Technology May 17, 2013 http://rt.grc.nasa.gov/

2 Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field Directorate Dr. Jih-Fen Lei, Director Dr. George R. Schmidt, Deputy Management Support & Integration Office (RB) Kathleen K. Needham, Chief University Affairs Officer Dr. M. D. Kankam Space Processes and Experiments Division (RE) Dr. Bhim S. Singh, Chief Antenna & Optical System Branch (RHA) Dr. Felix A. Miranda, Chief Controls & Dynamics Branch (RHC) Dr. Sanjay Garg, Chief Networks & Architectures Branch (RHN) Denise S. Ponchak, Chief Electron & Opto-Electron Devices Branch (RHE) Dr. Rainee N. Simons, Chief Digital Communications & Navigation Branch (RHI) Gene Fujikawa, Chief Optical Instrumentation & NDE Branch (RHI) Dr. George Y. Baaklini, Chief Sensors & Electronics Branch (RHS) Dr. Larry G. Matus, Chief Biosciene & Technology Branch (REB) Dr. Jerry G. Myers, Chief Combustion & Reacting System Branch (REC) Dr. David L. Urban, Chief Space Environment & Experiments Branch (RES) Dr. Kurt R. Sacksteder, Chief Electrochemistry Branch (RPC) Dr. Vadim F. Lvovich, Chief Propulsion & Propellants Branch (RPP) Mark D. Klem, Chief Thermal Energy Conversion Branch (RPT) Lee S. Mason, Chief Photovoltaic and power Technologies Branch (RPV) Michael F. Piszczor, Chief Acoustics Branch (RTA) Brian B. Fite, Chief Icing Branch (RTI) Mary Wadel, Chief Combustion Branch (RTB) Dr. Chi-Ming Lee, Chief Inlet & Nozzzle Branch (RTE) Mary Jo Long-Davis, Chief MDAO Branch (RTM) Bob M. Plencner, Chief Turbomachinery & Heat Transfer Branch (RTT) Dr. Mark Celestina, Acting Chief Communications, Instrumentation & Controls Division (RH) Dr. Mary V. Zeller, Acting Chief Calvin T. Ramos, Deputy for Comm Dr. Mary V. Zeller, Deputy for IC Power & In-Space Propulsion Division (RP) Michael L.. Meyer, Acting Chief Robert M. Button, Acting Deputy Michael Patterson, ST Aeropropulsion Division (RT) Dr. D.R. Reddy, Chief Dennis L. Huff, Deputy Dr. Ming-Sing Liou, ST 2 Research and Technology Directorate (Code R) Advanced Metallics Branch (RXA) Dr. Michael V. Nathal, Chief Ceramics Branch (RXC) Dr. Joe E. Grady, Chief Tribology & Mechanical Components Branch (RXN) James J. Zakrajsek, Chief Dr. Phil B Abel, Deputy Mechanics & Life Prediction Branch (RXL) Dr. Steve M. Arnold, Chief Durability & Protective Coating Branch (RXD) Joyce A. Dever, Chief Polymers Branch (RXP) Dr. Michael A Meador, Chief Structures & Dynamics Branch (RXS) George L. Stefko, Chief Structures & Materials Division (RX) Dr. Ajay K. Misra, Chief Leslie A. Greenbauer-Seng, Deputy Fluid Physics & Transport Branch (RET) Dr. Brian J. Motil, Chief Intelligent propulsion related research

3 Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 3 Aeronautics Turbomachinery Inlets Combustors Icing Heat Transfer Nozzles MDAO Propulsion Systems Acoustics Advanced Concept Engine TestsComponents Advanced Propulsors System Simulations Aeropropulsion Combustion Diagnostics Icing Physics Access to Space Alternative Fuels Low-Noise Jets Low-Boom Inlets Combined Cycle PropulsionFlight TestsAdvanced Concepts

4 Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field Communications, Instrumentation and Controls Communication and Navigation Devices, Components, System Concepts, Networks and Architectures for Earth, Near-Earth, Lunar and Planetary Missions Flight TWTA Oscillator 270°C Harsh Environment Electronics, Sensors, Instrumentation, Controls and Health Management Aimed at Enabling Intelligent Aerospace Systems SiC Sensors Electronics Particle Imaging Velocimetry Propulsion System Controls NDE Lab SDR Robots Reflectarray AntennaEVA Comm-Nav CoNNeCT Payload NexGen CNS Wirelss Testbed Mobile Router Network Arch. propagation

5 Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field Structures and Materials High temperature alloys Smart materials Ceramics Polymers Composites High temperature reactions Protective coatings Mechanics of materials Life prediction Nanotechnology Structural optimization Probabilistic methodology Structural dynamics Rotordynamics Tribology Surface science Gears and bearings Terramechanics Seal s Capabilities High Temperature Structure and Materials Nanomaterials Smart Materials and Active Structures Long-Life Mechanical Systems More Electric Power and Propulsion Multidisciplinary Themes Variable speed transmission for large tilt rotor Long-life, “Corrosion- Proof” Ni40Ti bearing Alloy Superconducting motor TT High Power Density and Compact Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Thermoelectric Energy Harvesting High Temperature Shape Memory Alloy Actuated Structures Piezo Damping of Fan Blade Ceramic Matrix Composite (CMC) Airfoil Env. Barrier Coating Hybrid Disk Aerogel Nanocomposite Multiscale Modeling Modeling

6 Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field Fundamental Aeronautics Program Rotary Wing (RW) Develop and validate tools, technologies and concepts to overcome key barriers for rotary wing vehicles. Fixed Wing (FW) Explore and develop technologies, and concepts for improved energy efficiency and environmental compatibility of fixed wing, subsonic transports. High Speed (HS) Tool and technology development and validation to address challenges in high speed flight. Aeronautical Sciences (AS) Enable fast, efficient design & analysis of advanced aviation systems by developing physics-based tools and methods for cross-cutting technologies. Conduct fundamental research that will generate innovative concepts, tools, technologies and knowledge to enable revolutionary advances for a wide range of air vehicles.

7 Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field Advance Airframes Open Rotor Propulsor Enabling technologies Novel architectures for increased lift over drag Lightweight structures Laminar flow to reduce drag Low NOx fuel flexible combustors Open rotors Ultra-high bypass turbofans Hybrid-Electric Propulsion Novel architectures for shielding airframe noise Distributed Propulsion Environment Benefit/Goals Fuel burn savings: 60% fuel burn reduction (ref B737/CFM56) Emissions reduction: 80% less NOX (ref CAEP 6) Noise reduction: 1/9 the nuisance noise around airports Geared Turbofan Reducing the Environmental Impact of Aviation

8 Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field Enable fast, efficient design & analysis of advanced aviation systems from first principles by developing physics-based tools/methods & cross-cutting technologies, provide new MDAO & systems analysis tools, & support exploratory research with the potential to result in breakthroughs Vision  Development of physics-based predictive methods for improved accuracy and design confidence  Breakthroughs in discipline understanding and system-level integration toward improved future air vehicles. Scope  Foundational research and technology for civil air vehicles  Discipline-based research and system-level integration method development Aeronautical Sciences Project Near body separation Flap separation

9 Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field Integrated Systems Research Program* 9 Program Goal: Pursue innovative solutions to high priority aeronautical needs and accelerate implementation by the aviation community through integrated system level research on promising concepts and technologies, demonstrated in a relevant environment. Environmentally Responsible Aviation (ERA) Project Mature technologies and study vehicle concepts that together can simultaneously meet the NASA Subsonic Transport System Level Metrics for noise, emissions and fuel burn in the N+2 timeframe. Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration in the National Airspace System (NAS) Project Capitalizing on NASA’s unique capabilities, the project will utilize integrated system level tests in a relevant environment to eliminate or reduce critical technical barriers of integrating Unmanned Aircraft Systems into the National Airspace System By focusing on technologies that have already proven their merit at the fundamental research level, this program helps transition them more quickly to the aviation community, as well as inform future fundamental research needs * Concept introduced by L. A. Povinelli and adopted by NASA ARMD (2008).. By focusing on technologies that have already proven their merit at the fundamental research level, this program helps transition them more quickly to the aviation community, as well as inform future fundamental research needs * Concept introduced by L. A. Povinelli and adopted by NASA ARMD (2008).. 9

10 Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field ERA Propulsion Technology (PT) Overview Overview Combusto r PropulsorCore FY 10FY 12FY13FY 11 High Pressure Facility Development Low NOx, Fuel Flexible Combustor Development (GE & PW) OPEN Rotor Gen 1 9x15 Fuel Injector / NRA Testing CMC Combustor Liner Fabrication Development & Coating Eval OPEN Rotor Gen 1 / Gen 2 8x6 P&W GTF Gen-2 9x15 testing Open Rotor Gen 2 9x15 UHB design and Fabrication / assembly Embedded inlet / fan design and fabrication High OPR Compressor Facility Refurbishment High OPR Compressor Design and Fab High OPR Compressor Testing CMC oxide –oxide Nozzle Development CMC 3D Vane Processing Assessment Data Analysis and Documentation Data Analysis & Documenta tion ERA Phase II ( 2013-2015) builds on Phase 1 (2010-2012) : leveraging Integrated Technology Development / Demonstration coupled with systems analysis and incorporation of Advanced Vehicle Concepts Phase II : Full Annular Combustor Tech Demonstration Phase II : Integrated UHB Propulsor Demonstration Phase II : Integrated Front Block Compressor Demonstration

11 Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field Characterization of Aviation Alternative Fuels Investigate and understand the potential of Alternative Fuels to reduce the impact of aviation on air quality and climate. Ground and Flight Testing and Evaluation –Reduced particulate and gaseous emissions –Reductions or elimination of contrails –Reductions in CO 2 Fuel characterization and laboratory scale emissions and performance testing, leading to full aircraft flight experimentation Particulate and Aerosol experiments Emissions characterization at altitude conditions


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