micro air vehicle


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micro air vehicle

[¦mī·krō ′er ‚vē·ə·kəl]
(engineering)
A very small airborne autonomous vehicle that can operate inside a building using primarily visual and other sensory information to navigate.
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Tenders are invited for Provision Of Technical Accommodation For Micro Air Vehicle Mav Project At Ade Bengaluru
para]]First Autonomous Micro Air Vehicle Winner[[/para]]
Some research uses various computer vision techniques for horizon line recognition for the purpose of partial micro air vehicle attitude determination (Ettinger et al.
5 million micro air vehicle indoor flight test facility, researchers are developing a small avian robot capable of operating semi-autonomously for a week with onboard sensors to detect weapons of mass destruction.
Drawing from the Soldiers assigned to my tactical command post (TAC), which consisted of one Stryker vehicle, the battalion snipers, and various company HQ personnel, I had determined how to more effectively employ ISR assets organic to the company such as the Gas Micro Air Vehicle (GMAV) and Raven unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV).
Technology that allows a nano or micro air vehicle to hover and maintain its position without the aid of GPS is the goal of the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.
Specific topics include application of self-organizing maps to genetic algorithms, a mixed-integer non-linear programming approach to structural optimization, topological optimization for 3D cylindrical truss structures, optimal bracing type and position to minimize lateral drift in high-rise buildings, and design of a novel electro-active polymer actuator for driving the wings of a flapping micro air vehicle.
Named after the Tarantula Hawk that swoops down on poisonous spiders in the desert, this micro air vehicle (MAV) uses a fan-duct engine to hover from between inches above the ground to hundreds of feet.
BATMAV: Battlefield Air Targeting Micro Air Vehicle Unmanned Aerial System
Weeklong trips to the Stockholm Youth International Science Seminar and Nobel Prize Ceremonies in December went to three students: John Moore IV, 18, of Dayton Christian High School in Miamisburg, Ohio, for his creation of a fixed-wing micro air vehicle (MAV) and a flapping-wing MAV that carries a video camera; Shannon Babb, 18, of American Fork (Utah) High School, for a continuation of her research on a newly erupted sulfur spring; and Yi-Chi Chao, 18, of the Affiliated Senior High School of NTNU in Taiwan, for his work on orb-weaving spiders.
The Desert Hawk's roots go back to 1996 when Lockheed Martin was conducting research and development under a program called Micro Air Vehicle for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) hosted a "kick-off" meeting for the Micro Air Vehicle (MAV) Advanced Concept Technology Demonstration (ACTD) on 5 December.