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Tunable Stiffness Thorax/Mechanism for Flapping Wing MAV

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2013 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A2-5508
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 2
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: Tunable Stiffness Thorax/Mechanism for Flapping Wing MAV
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911QX-14-C-0011
Award Amount: $499,993.00
 

Abstract:

This proposed study intends to develop a model and prototype of a flapping winged vehicle 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
Engineering Associate
(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 Princeton, NJ -

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