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A Simulation Environment for Aerodynamic Analysis and Design of Flapping Wing…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
77907
Program Year/Program:
2006 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
F064-021-0050
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Streamline Numerics, Inc.
3221 North West 13th Street, Suite A Gainesville, FL 32609-2189
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: A Simulation Environment for Aerodynamic Analysis and Design of Flapping Wing Micro Air Vehicles
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9550-06-C-0130
Award Amount: $99,898.00
 

Abstract:

The work proposed here aims to develop a combined simulation and experimental capability to enhance the understanding of unsteady wing aerodynamics of flapping micro air vehicles (MAVs) and to assist in design and control of such vehicles. The overall goal is to use an advanced computational fluid dynamics (CFD) solver in conjunction with experiments for this purpose. Specifically, we aim to study the fluid physics associated with low Reynolds number flapping wings, including the fluid/structure and flight mechanism problems, to facilitate the design of effective high-bandwidth control of wing beat kinematics for MAVs. The overall proposed effort (for Phase I and Phase II) will be aimed at building a fundamental knowledge base for the physics of flapping wing Micro Air Vehicles (MAVs) including the newer "Nano" subclass called the NAVs. The proposed work will have two major components: (a) a simulation environment based on an advanced Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) solver, and (b) an experimental database to validate the simulations and to guide model development.

Principal Investigator:

Siddharth Thakur
Senior Scientist
3522718841
st@snumerics.com

Business Contact:

Siddharth Thakur
President
3522718841
st@snumerics.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

STREAMLINE NUMERICS, INC.
3221 NW 13th Street, Suite A Gainesville, FL 32609

EIN/Tax ID: 593598123
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
UNIV. OF MICHIGAN
1320 Beal Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Contact: Wei Shyy
Contact Phone: (734) 936-0102
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university