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Title: Micro-unmanned aerodynamic vehicle

Abstract

A MEMS-based micro-unmanned vehicle includes at least a pair of wings having leading wing beams and trailing wing beams, at least two actuators, a leading actuator beam coupled to the leading wing beams, a trailing actuator beam coupled to the trailing wing beams, a vehicle body having a plurality of fulcrums pivotally securing the leading wing beams, the trailing wing beams, the leading actuator beam and the trailing actuator beam and having at least one anisotropically etched recess to accommodate a lever-fulcrum motion of the coupled beams, and a power source.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [3];  [3]
  1. Rio Rancho, NM
  2. Ann Arbor, MI
  3. Albuquerque, NM
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
927904
Patent Number(s):
7341222
Application Number:
11/100,592
Assignee:
The United States of America as represented by the United States Department of Energy (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B64 - AIRCRAFT B64C - AEROPLANES
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
33 ADVANCED PROPULSION SYSTEMS

Citation Formats

Reuel, Nigel, Lionberger, Troy A, Galambos, Paul C, Okandan, Murat, and Baker, Michael S. Micro-unmanned aerodynamic vehicle. United States: N. p., 2008. Web.
Reuel, Nigel, Lionberger, Troy A, Galambos, Paul C, Okandan, Murat, & Baker, Michael S. Micro-unmanned aerodynamic vehicle. United States.
Reuel, Nigel, Lionberger, Troy A, Galambos, Paul C, Okandan, Murat, and Baker, Michael S. Tue . "Micro-unmanned aerodynamic vehicle". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/927904.
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