Skip Navigation
Center Innovation Fund: LaRC CIF

Aerodynamically Actuated Radical Shape Change

Completed Technology Project

Project Introduction

Aerodynamically Actuated Radical Shape Change
Aerodynamic-actuation enables radical shape change at reduced weight. Additionally, this concept uses the shape-change actuation as a primary flight control thereby simplifying the design and saving further weight. These weight savings enable radical change with viable weight penalties. Our efforts will first evaluate the shape-change concept on a systems level to gain quantitative predictions of overall structural weight and aircraft performance for a given payload. Comparison calculations will be made for a modern conventional aircraft. More »

Anticipated Benefits

Primary U.S. Work Locations and Key Partners

Project Library

Share this Project

Organizational Responsibility

Project Management

Project Duration

Technology Maturity (TRL)

Technology Areas

Light bulb

Suggest an Edit

Recommend changes and additions to this project record.
^