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One possibility is modernization of classic panel methods, to include nonlinear panels, tolerance of non-watertight geometries, parametric geometry definition for rapid analysis of alternatives, and lumped-parameter models of flow control devices. The latter might include flow-through panels to simulate fluidic flow control, or time-dependent body forces to simulate plasma flow control.
Originally posted by Zaphod58
Is this the first concrete evidence that plasma is in use?
This solicitation aims at novel ways of applying existing concepts, or unique devices or material systems which enable improved aero performance.
There have also been claims that in 2002 the Russians tested a plasma stealth device on board a Su-27 and RCS was reduced by a factor of 100.
The Keldysh Research Center has created a plasma generator that weights no more than 100 kilos, thus making it possible to be fitted on board most tactical aircraft.
Russian plasma stealth fighters