Several years ago I attended a meeting of the NASA Institute for Advanced Concepts in Atlanta GA. The topics ranged from intelligent swarms of micro satellites to space tethers, the idea of using rotating tethers to fling items from earth orbit to the www.wowgraphicdesigns.com moon. I was in Geek overdrive.
One of visit our site where can i buy cialis the NIAC studies that caught my attention is an exploration of the concept of a solar airplane that used flapping motion for propulsion. The text below is in part from a press release from the Ohio Aerospace Institute.
Due to recent advances in polymers, photovoltaics, and batteries, the development of a revolutionary type of unmanned aircraft may now be feasible. This flight vehicle would integrate airfoil, propulsion, energy production, energy storage, and control into one seamless design with no conventional mechanical moving parts. The integration of these components comprises the â€œSolid Stateâ€ aircraft concept that has wide implication for terrestrial and planetary flight applications.
The most innovative aspect of this concept is the use of www.investordaily.com.au an ionic polymeric-metal composite (IPMC) as the source of control and propulsion. This material has the unique ability to purchasing cialis with next d ay delivery deform in the presence of an electric field like an artificial muscle, and return to its original shape when the levitra uk www.aco.ca field is removed. Combining the IPMIC with emerging thinfilm batteries and thin-film photovoltaics provides both energy source and storage in the same structure.
Combining the unique characteristics of these materials enables flapping of the aircraft wing to generate the main propulsive force. With a flight profile similar to that of a hawk or eagle, the Solid State Aircraft will be able to soar for long periods of time and utilize flapping to regain lost altitude. During Phase I work on this concept, analysis was performed on the glide duration, flap duration, wing length, and wing motion of us drugstore pharmacy viagra travel. It was determined that a versatile, robust, advanced aeronautical architecture can be produced taking into account these parameters. This architecture would enable flight over a broad flight envelope comprised of a range of latitudes and generic viagra with echeck times of the year on Earth, Venus, and Mars.
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