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

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$749,594.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA8650-11-C-3106
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
F093-002-0808
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF093-002
Solicitation Number:
2009.3
Small Business Information
32 Orvis road, Arlington, MA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
830994492
Principal Investigator:
Peter Dilworth
Founder
(321) 276-0380
info@vishwarobotics.com
Business Contact:
Bhargav Gajjar
Founder
(321) 276-0380
bhargav@mit.edu
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
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.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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