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1. (WO2018140199) CYCLOIDAL ROTOR MICRO-AIR VEHICLE

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/140199    International Application No.:    PCT/US2018/012231
Publication Date: Fri Aug 03 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Thu Jan 04 00:59:59 CET 2018
IPC: B64C 39/02
B64C 11/00
B64F 5/10
Applicants: THE TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY SYSTEM
Inventors: BENEDICT, Moble
RUNCO, Carl, C.
COLEMAN, David, A.
Title: CYCLOIDAL ROTOR MICRO-AIR VEHICLE
Abstract:
A cycloidal rotor air vehicle includes an airframe, a first cycloidal rotor assembly supported by the airframe and configured to rotate about a first axis of rotation relative to the airframe, the first cycloidal rotor assembly including a blade having a longitudinal axis oriented parallel to the first axis of rotation, a first motor configured to rotate the first cycloidal rotor assembly about the first axis of rotation, a first servo coupled to the blade of the first cycloidal rotor assembly and configured to adjust the pitch of the blade, and a control system supported on the airframe and configured to control the operation of the first motor and the first servo.