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Tunable Stiffness Thorax/Mechanism for Flapping Wing MAV

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A121-017-0986
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
A12-017
Solicitation Number:
2012.1
Small Business Information
Nova Photonics, Inc.
One Oak Place Princeton, NJ -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Tunable Stiffness Thorax/Mechanism for Flapping Wing MAV
Agency: DOD
Contract: W911QX-12-C-0129
Award Amount: $99,996.00
 

Abstract:

This proposed study intends to find ways to improve the mechanical efficiency of robotic and remotely piloted flapping winged vehicles through the incorporation of elastic components. This will allow the manufacture of such vehicles with greatly enhanced flight duration and agility. Work will include the design, prototyping, and testing of micro air vehicle wing flapping mechanisms with tunable elastic components for increasing throughput power transmission efficiency.

Principal Investigator:

David Cylinder
Associate Engineer
(609) 258-5643
dcylinder@novaphotonics.com

Business Contact:

Fred M. Levinton
President
(609) 258-5631
flevinton@novaphotonics.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Nova Photonics, Inc.
One Oak Place Pr, NJ -

EIN/Tax ID: 223726465
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No