Aerodynamics and Flight Control Design for Hovering MUAVs

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 32531
Amount: $98,463.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1996
Solitcitation Year: N/A
Solitcitation Topic Code: N/A
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Aurora Flight Sciences, Corp
9950 Wakeman Drive,, Manassas, VA, 20110
Duns: N/A
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Ben Motazed
 (703) 369-3633
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Aurora Flight Sciences, with expertise in designing and manufacturing low Reynolds number high-altitude aircraft, proposes to develop new aerodynamics computational tools and flight control solutions to enable the development of 15cm and smaller hovering micro unmanned aerial vehicles (MUAV)s. The objective of this project is to validate the analytical approach, and refine the proposed MUAV design by proof-of-concept experiments and demonstrations. The Phase I project will result in the development of an aerodynamically efficient hovering MAUV, augmented by a passive stabilization control scheme, to exhibit functional hovering and control performance to accommodate the integration of miniaturized electronic subcomponents in Phase II.

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