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PASSIVE ROTOR CONTROL MECHANISM FOR MICRO AIR VEHICLES

Description:

Small and highly maneuverable robotic micro air vehicles and toy helicopters have proven to be highly popular due to their ability to perform complex movements.  This new technology may give added flight attitude control at lower cost than what is available with current systems for small air vehicles and helicopters.  This technology uses a two-actuator approach that achieves the same degree of freedom and control as either a traditional four-actuator helicopter or four-rotor quadrotor.  It uses a pulsing rotor torque to achieve cyclic pitch variations similar to those generated by a swashplate and servo-actuators.

IP Status:
Pending US rights

References:
Paulos, J.P, IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Nov. 3-7, 2013, Tokyo, Japan, p. 1374


Patent Information:
For Information, Contact:
Pamela Beatrice
Director, SEAS/SAS Licensing Group
University of Pennsylvania
215-573-4513
beatricp@upenn.edu
Inventors:
James Paulos
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