Improving Aircraft Performance with Plasma Actuators – Drs Huu Duc Vo & Njuki W Mureithi, École Polytechnique de Montréal

Oct 26, 2018engineering and tech

Aeroplanes are required to change their trajectory many times during a flight. A system of adjustable surfaces that manage lift is typically used to meet this requirement. However, Dr Huu Duc Vo and Dr Njuki Mureithi from École Polytechnique de Montréal, Canada, have been working on a totally different approach to flight control – and it may eliminate the need for the adjustable surfaces, which can be inefficient, especially from an economics point of view.