Tunable Stiffness Thorax/Mechanism for Flapping Wing MAV

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911QX-14-C-0011
Agency Tracking Number: A2-5508
Amount: $999,990.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: A12-017
Solicitation Number: 2012.1
Small Business Information
One Oak Place, Princeton, NJ, 08540-4701
DUNS: 000000000
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 David Cylinder
 Engineering Associate
 (609) 258-5643
Business Contact
 Fred Levinton
Title: President
Phone: (609) 258-5631
Email: flevinton@novaphotonics.com
Research Institution
This proposed study intends to develop a model and prototype of a flapping winged vehicle 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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