Passively Adaptive Wing Structures for High Altitude, Long Endurance UAVs
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Cornerstone Research Group Inc. (CRG) proposes to develop and demonstrate a passive, adaptive structure technology that will permit a HALE UAV wing structure to respond to gust loads by temporarily modifying its shape to reduce the gust load effects and maximum load requirements driving structural sizing. This response is a "step-wise" response that will only occur when a specific loading condition is reached and will be tailored to prevent overcompensation and avoid introduction of secondary, dynamic loadings associated with aeroelastic responses.
Small Business Information at Submission:
Christopher D. Hemmelgarn
Tech Lead, Systems Engineering Div
Stephen D. Vining
Director, Government Programs
CORNERSTONE RESEARCH GROUP, INC.
2750 Indian Ripple Road Dayton, OH 45440
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