National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Glenn Research Center

Controls & Dynamics

NASA Space Flight Awareness Program Recognizes Glenn Employees

NASA's Space Flight Awareness Program recently recognized three Glenn Research Center employees for their outstanding support of human space flight. William Maul of Litchfield, an employee with QinetiQ North America in the Controls and Dynamics Branch of the Research and Technology ...

Silver Snoopy Awards Received

David F. Chao and John B. McQuillen (Fluid Physics & Transport Branch), Terri L. McKay (Bio Sciences & Technology Branch), Kevin J. Melcher (Controls & Dynamics Branch), and Joe A. Buehler (Advanced Metallics Branch)  are among 16 GRC employees who received 2010 Silver Snoopy Awards ...

NASA Invention and Contributions Board Space Act Award Received for Optimal Tuner Selection for Engine Diagnostics and Control

Mr. Donald Simon and Dr. Sanjay Garg (Controls & Dynamics Branch) received the NASA Inventions and Contributions Board Space Act Award for the technology disclosure LEW- 18458-1, entitled "Optimal Tuner Selection for Kalman Filter-Based Aircraft Engine Performance Estimation." The optimal tuner ...

NASA Invention and Contributions Board Space Act Award Received for Combustor Instability Simulation Code

Dr. Dan Paxson (Controls & Dynamics) received the NASA Inventions and Contributions Board Space Act Award for the technology disclosure LEW- 17677-1 entitled, "Time-Accurate Sectored-One Dimensional Reactive Code for Simulation, Prediction and Control of Combustion Instabilities." This code has ...

NASA Invention and Contributions Board Space Act Award Received for Portable Health ALgorithms Test (PHALT) System

A team consisting of Kevin Melcher and Edmond Wong (Controls & Dynamics), and Christopher Fulton, William Maul and Shane Sowers from QinetiQ North America received the NASA Inventions and Contributions Board Space Act Award for the technology disclosure LEW- 18485-1, entitled "Portable Health ...

Software Release Award Received for Aircraft Engine Gas Path Diagnostic Methods Benchmarking Software

Don Simon received a NASA Software Release Award for the GRC developed Propulsion Diagnostic Method Evaluation Strategy (ProDiMES) software. This software provides a standard propulsion gas path diagnostic benchmarking problem and a set of evaluation metrics to enable users to independently develop ...

NASA Invention and Contributions Board Space Act Award Received for Pulsed Detonation Engine Performance Code

Dr. Dan Paxson received the NASA Inventions and Contributions Board Space Act Award for the technology disclosure LEW-18383-1, entitled “Simplified Pulse Detonation Engine Performance Code.” The computer code is a simplified (lumped volume), spreadsheet-based pulsed detonation engine (PDE) ...

23rd Annual Rotary National Award for Space Achievement Given

The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) K-Band Traveling-Wave Tube Amplifier (TWTA) team and the Sensor Data Qualification System Team of NASA GRC was recognized at the Awards ceremony in Houston, Texas. The recognition of TWTA team was for exemplary performance in solving numerous technical problems ...

Jonathan Litt Selected to Serve on AIAA Technical Committee

Mr. Jonathan Litt (Controls & Dynamics Branch) has been selected as a member of the AIAA Air Breathing Propulsion Systems Integration Technical Committee for up to a 3-year term beginning May 1, 2009. The scope of the committee is the application of mechanical design, fluid mechanics and ...

Three Controls and Dynamics Technologies Receive the NASA Invention and Contributions Board Space Act Award

Three technologies developed under the Aviation Safety Program received the NASA Invention and Contributions Board Space Act Award for significant scientific and technical contributions. These include: LEW-18316-1, entitled "Integrated On-Line and Off-Line Diagnostic Approach For Aircraft ...