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Number: 244/205
Name: Aeronautics > Aircraft sustentation > Sustaining airfoils > With lift modification > Variable > By controlling boundary layer > With ionic or electrostatic surface
Description: Boundary layer control means comprising means to create and/or vary an electric field about the airfoil.

Patents under this class:

Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8640995 System and method for aerodynamic flow control Feb. 4, 2014
8636254 Dynamically controlled cross flow instability inhibiting assembly Jan. 28, 2014
8602361 Laminar flow monitor Dec. 10, 2013
8523115 System, apparatus, program product, and related methods for providing boundary layer flow control Sep. 3, 2013
8382029 Wingless hovering of micro air vehicle Feb. 26, 2013
8348200 Synthetic jet actuator system and related methods Jan. 8, 2013
8308112 Plasma actuators for drag reduction on wings, nacelles and/or fuselage of vertical take-off and landing aircraft Nov. 13, 2012
8267355 Method of controlling aircraft, missiles, munitions and ground vehicles with plasma actuators Sep. 18, 2012
8251318 Disbanded cascaded array for generating and moving plasma clusters for active airflow control Aug. 28, 2012
8240609 System and method for reducing viscous force between a fluid and a surface Aug. 14, 2012
8226047 Reduction of tip vortex and wake interaction effects in energy and propulsion systems Jul. 24, 2012
8220753 Systems and methods for controlling flows with pulsed discharges Jul. 17, 2012
8220754 Plasma enhanced riblet Jul. 17, 2012
8196871 Control of shockwave-boundarylayer-interaction using MEMS plasma devices Jun. 12, 2012
8181910 Method, apparatus, and system for deflecting air approaching a wing May. 22, 2012
8091836 Rotary wing system with ion field flow control Jan. 10, 2012
8016247 Plasma flow control actuator system and method Sep. 13, 2011
8016246 Plasma actuator system and method for use with a weapons bay on a high speed mobile platform Sep. 13, 2011
8006939 Over-wing traveling-wave axial flow plasma accelerator Aug. 30, 2011
7988101 Airfoil trailing edge plasma flow control apparatus and method Aug. 2, 2011
7954768 Method of controlling aircraft, missiles, munitions and ground vehicles with plasma actuators Jun. 7, 2011
7744039 Systems and methods for controlling flows with electrical pulses Jun. 29, 2010
7641153 Directed energy off-body heating for supersonic vehicle shockwave and sonic boom control Jan. 5, 2010
7624941 Method of controlling aircraft, missiles, munitions and ground vehicles with plasma actuators Dec. 1, 2009
7413149 Wing enhancement through ion entrainment of media Aug. 19, 2008
7380756 Single dielectric barrier aerodynamic plasma actuation Jun. 3, 2008
7017863 Turbulent flow drag reduction Mar. 28, 2006
6805325 Surface plasma discharge for controlling leading edge contamination and crossflow instabilities for laminar flow Oct. 19, 2004
6247671 Ion doping apparatus and method for aerodynamic flow control Jun. 19, 2001
6220549 Method and apparatus for fabricating panels used for the active control of surface drag Apr. 24, 2001
6079345 System and method for controlling the flow of a conductive fluid over a surface Jun. 27, 2000
5964433 Staggered actuation of electromagnetic tiles for boundary layer control Oct. 12, 1999
5941481 Device for interactive turbulence control in boundary layers Aug. 24, 1999
5934611 Low drag inlet design using injected duct flow Aug. 10, 1999
5934622 Micro-electrode and magnet array for microturbulence control Aug. 10, 1999
5890681 Method for controlling microturbulence Apr. 6, 1999
5797563 System for increasing the aerodynamic and hydrodynamic efficiency of a vehicle in motion Aug. 25, 1998
5791275 Surface layer comprising micro-fabricated tiles for electromagnetic control of fluid turbulence in sea water Aug. 11, 1998
5669583 Method and apparatus for covering bodies with a uniform glow discharge plasma and applications thereof Sep. 23, 1997
5437421 Multiple electromagnetic tiles for boundary layer control Aug. 1, 1995
5320309 Electromagnetic device and method for boundary layer control Jun. 14, 1994
5263661 Sonic boom attenuator Nov. 23, 1993
3984730 Method and apparatus for neutralizing potentials induced on spacecraft surfaces Oct. 5, 1976

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