Tunable Stiffness Thorax/Mechanism for Flapping Wing MAV

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




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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