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Roberto Albertani

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From the Autonomous Systems @ OSU conference. http://research.oregonstate.edu/unmanned-systems-initiative

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Roberto Albertani

  1. 1. Oregon State University School of Mechanical, Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering Elastic Composites Wings Research: from Micro Aerial Vehicles to Airborne Wind Turbines Roberto Albertani (roberto.albertani@oregonstate.edu) Autonomous Systems @ OSU June 30th, 2015 Peter Ifju University of Florida Z Y X Thursday, June 25, 15
  2. 2. 2 Lab Research • Wings need to be increasingly lightweight and higher aspect ratio - FLEXIBLE! • THE IDEA: elastic energy to improve performance • Flight envelope expansion (delay flutter) • Enhanced flight-agility • Passive flight stabilization • Increase propulsion efficiency (propellers, flapping wings) Research Applications Current Projects Future Projects Funding sources: USAF Office of Scientific Research, USAF Research Lab Vehicles Directorate Thursday, June 25, 15
  3. 3. 3 • Bio-inspired design Applications Funding sources: Air Force Research Lab Munitions Directorate, USAF STTR Peter Ifju Lab, UFL Peter Ifju Lab, UFL Research Applications Current Projects Future Projects Thursday, June 25, 15
  4. 4. 4 Applications • Easy foldable wing Peter Ifju Lab, UFL Funding sources: Air Force Research Lab Munitions Directorate Active US Patents Prioria Robotics Research Applications Current Projects Future Projects Thursday, June 25, 15
  5. 5. 5 • Bio-inspired passive-active anisotropic pliant membranes Current and Future Projects eWind Solutions Funding sources: USDA SBIR, US DoD European Office for R&D (EOARD) • High-agility kite for wind energy conversion Research Applications Current Projects Future Projects Thursday, June 25, 15
  6. 6. 6 • Automatic, multiple wind turbines inspections • UAV for inspections (wind turbines, wildlife, power lines) • Atmospheric satellites Current and Future Projects Funding sources: SBIR USDA, US DoE, Sponsors of AIAA-OSU Student Chapter Research Applications Current Projects Future Projects Thursday, June 25, 15
  7. 7. 7 Questions ? Elastic Composites Wings Research: from Micro Aerial Vehicles to Airborne Wind Turbines Oregon State University School of Mechanical, Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering Roberto Albertani, MIME roberto.albertani@oregonstate.edu Albertani, Ifju University of Florida Thursday, June 25, 15

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