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Adaptive Wing

Design studies are in progress of a high efficient adaptive soaring wing with multiple winglets utilizing persistent on-board sensing and control.  The multi-winglet design work originated for the use of general aviation aircraft, and was further adapted for an active military small-scaled reconnaissance unmanned system.  The current design research builds upon on the existing framework.  The novel aircraft requires interdisciplinary research in materials applications, control dynamics, on-board sensing, and in-flight design adaptation for optimum performance, and has broad impacts in both aerospace industry and defense applications.