Systems and methods for controlling flows with electrical pulses
Systems and methods for controlling flow with electrical pulses are disclosed. An aircraft system in accordance with one embodiment includes an aerodynamic body having a flow surface exposed to an adjacent air stream, and a flow control assembly that includes a first electrode positioned at least proximate to the flow surface and a second electrode positioned proximate to and spaced apart from the first electrode. A dielectric material can be positioned between the first and second electrodes, and a controller can be coupled to at least one of the electrodes, with the controller programmed with instructions to direct air-ionizing pulses to the electrode, and provide a generally steady-state signal to the electrode during intervals between the pulses.
author list (cited authors)
Miles, R. B., Macheret, S. O., Shneider, M., Likhanskii, A., & Silkey, J. S.
complete list of authors
Miles, RB||Macheret, SO||Shneider, M||Likhanskii, A||Silkey, JS