Tunable Stiffness Thorax/Mechanism for Flapping Wing MAV

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$499,993.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W911QX-14-C-0011
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
A2-5508
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
A12-017
Solicitation Number:
2012.1
Small Business Information
One Oak Place, Princeton, NJ, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
003204513
Principal Investigator:
David Cylinder
Engineering Associate
(609) 258-5643
dcylinder@novaphotonics.com
Business Contact:
Fred Levinton
President
(609) 258-5631
flevinton@novaphotonics.com
Research Institute:
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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