High-Frequency Excitation Active Flow Control for High-Speed Weapon Release (HIFEX)

@inproceedings{Bower2004HighFrequencyEA,
  title={High-Frequency Excitation Active Flow Control for High-Speed Weapon Release (HIFEX)},
  author={William D. Bower and Valdis Kibens and Andrew W. Cary and Farrukh S. Alvi and Ganesh S. Sundara Raman and Anuradha M. Annaswamy and Norman M. Malmuth},
  year={2004}
}
Traditional weapon release from bays uses a spoiler for modifying the bay shear layer to reduce acoustic levels within the bay and to enhance the characteristics of weapon separation. However, for high-speed weapon release (free stream Mach numbers between 2 and 4), passive devices such as spoilers do not provide a robust means of achieving safe weapon dispense. To address this problem The Boeing Company, under funding from the DARPA Micro Adaptive Flow Control Program, has developed an active… CONTINUE READING