Tunable Stiffness Thorax/Mechanism for Flapping Wing MAV

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$999,990.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
W911QX-14-C-0011
Solitcitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Number:
2012.1
Branch:
Army
Award Year:
2013
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
A2-5508
Solicitation Topic Code:
A12-017
Small Business Information
Nova Photonics, Inc.
One Oak Place, Princeton, NJ, 08540-4701
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
000000000
Principal Investigator
 David Cylinder
 Engineering Associate
 (609) 258-5643
 dcylinder@novaphotonics.com
Business Contact
 Fred Levinton
Title: President
Phone: (609) 258-5631
Email: flevinton@novaphotonics.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
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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