Dynamic Control Surfaces for Extreme Maneuvers of UUVs
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
By exploiting fish locomotion principles, we are going to address truly difficult control challenges such as station keeping under large perturbations, rapid maneuvering, and trajectory planning and tracking. The analysis of biological control surface design, composition, and capabilities will be applied to nautical vessels to enhance performance and maneuverability and reduce detection. We will study the optimal shape and size of the control surfaces to reduce drag and increase thrust. The trade-off between stability and maneuverability is also an important design factor. In collaboration with Prof. Michael Triantafyllou (MIT) and Prof. David Barret (Olin College) we will demonstrate our results on small UUVs in their state-of-the-art laboratories.
Small Business Information at Submission:
Scientific Systems Company, Inc
500 West Cummings Park - Ste 3000 Woburn, MA 01801
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