January 2019: Engineers at EPFL and Stanford University in Switzerland have come up with a micro air vehicle
, called the FlyCroTug.
Selig, "Determining aerodynamic characteristics of a micro air vehicle
using motion tracking," in Proceedings of the Guidance, navigation and control Conference, 2010.
Some research uses various computer vision techniques for horizon line recognition for the purpose of partial micro air vehicle
attitude determination (Ettinger et al.
(31.) US Air Force Fact Sheet, "Micro Air Vehicle
Integration and Application Research Institute," http://www.wpafb.af.mil/library/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=17006, 1.
Among its other 'firsts', the Enac won the European Micro Aerial Vehicle (Emav) competition at Braunschweig in 2004, France's DGA (Delegation Generale pour 1'Armement) Challenge in 2009 and the Imav (International Micro Air Vehicle
) competition at Braunschweig in 2010.
In a new $1.5 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
. Brebbia is affiliated with Wessex Institute of Technology.
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