Tunable Stiffness Thorax/Mechanism for Flapping Wing MAV

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911QX-12-C-0129
Agency Tracking Number: A121-017-0986
Amount: $99,996.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: A12-017
Solicitation Number: 2012.1
Small Business Information
One Oak Place, Pr, NJ, -
DUNS: 003204513
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 David Cylinder
 Associate Engineer
 (609) 258-5643
 dcylinder@novaphotonics.com
Business Contact
 Fred Levinton
Title: President
Phone: (609) 258-5631
Email: flevinton@novaphotonics.com
Research Institution
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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.

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