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Flapping Wing MAV Design Software Suite

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
86693
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F073-090-0782
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
AVID LLC
322 Freedom Blvd Suite C Yorktown, VA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Flapping Wing MAV Design Software Suite
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-08-M-3807
Award Amount: $99,556.00
 

Abstract:

AVID LLC, in partnership with Dr. Rick Lind of the University of Florida, proposes development of an integrated design suite for flapping wing MAVs. Such a tool fills a void present in the existing MAV development process, where new concepts are rarely subject to rigorous engineering analysis and design optimization before construction. Existing software will be extensively leveraged to yield a highly capable tool by the end of Phase I. During Phase I, three main areas will be addressed. First, AVID will develop an aerodynamic analysis tool based on an existing unsteady vortex lattice code with corrections for boundary layer and flow entrainment effects. Second, Dr. Lind will develop a flight dynamics and closed-loop control model, again using existing simulation components. Finally, AVID will integrate the aerodynamics and control modules using the existing AVID OAV vehicle design framework. Flight simulation output will also be linked to the AVID SPOT sensor evaluation tool.

Principal Investigator:

Paul Gelhausen
Chief Technical Officer
5409610067
pgelhausen@avidaerospace.com

Business Contact:

Jenny Gelhausen
CFO
5409610067
jenny@avidaerospace.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

AVID LLC
1750 Kraft Drive, Suite 1400 Blacksburg, VA 24060

EIN/Tax ID: 061637406
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No