The Smart Active Wing of the Future Project (SAWOF)
The overall aim of project SAWF is to establish a full understanding and appreciation of the impact of the flow controlled wing on the evolution of overall aircraft design. The key issues which are addressed by SAWOF are:
- What flow control technologies offer the most potential and how should they be deployed and operated on the wings of the future.
- What is the impact of the flow controlled wing on overall aircraft design in terms of evolution in configuration and the resulting gains in performance
- What are the engineering and manufacturing issues that challenge the practical implementation of the technology?