Ground Mobility and Landing Gear for a Bird-Sized Perching Micro Air Vehicle (MAV)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-11-C-3106
Agency Tracking Number: F093-002-0808
Amount: $749,594.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: AF093-002
Solicitation Number: 2009.3
Small Business Information
32 Orvis road, Arlington, MA, -
DUNS: 830994492
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Peter Dilworth
 (321) 276-0380
Business Contact
 Bhargav Gajjar
Title: Founder
Phone: (321) 276-0380
Research Institution
Phase II effort from Vishwa Robotics shall focus on delivering at least 2 flight qualified Perching Landing Gear units for Micro Aerial Vehicles (MAV) and small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (SUAV). During Phase II, Vishwa Robotics shall perform a comprehensive analysis, optimization, Flight Testing and Certification of Perching Landing Gear systems developed in Phase I and deliver at least 2 ready to fly Perching Landing Gear products to AFRL. Vishwa"s Perching Landing Gear systems shall enable unique biomimetic multimodal perching, energy harvesting and ground mobility for performing a wide variety of retrievable, or use and lose, dull, dirty and dangerous missions integrated with a variety of different Air Force MAV and SUAV platforms. Other military applications include unmanned flying perching inspection systems for large aircraft, space vehicles, storage tanks, nuclear reactors, navy vessels etc. BENEFIT: Robotic flying perching journalists, Unmanned flying inspection systems capable of perching, crawling and deploying contact sensors on large boats, high rise buildings, dams and on other unattended or complex and dangerous construction structures, Ad-Hoc GPS, Wi-Fi, Cellular, Biomedical networks implemented through flying perching repeaters, flying perching toys, etc.

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