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Wingless Electromagnetic Air Vehicle (WEAV)

Concept of the WEAV

We propose a vehicle which employs no moving parts and assures near instanteous response time with 360 deg maneuverability.

Goal: Fundamental development in the plasma based flow actuation using atmospheric medium: (a) to improve at least an order of magnitude in thrust generation; (b) to improve at least an order of magnitude in power/weight ratio.

Published Report:
  • Demonstration of a Wingless Electromagnetic Air Vehicle

  • Patents:
  • "Wingless Hovering of Micro Air Vehicle (WHOMAV),"
    (a) United States Patent No. 8,382,029 Issued on February 26, 2013.
    (b) Hong Kong Patent No. 1129642B Issued on June 29, 2012.
    (c) Chinese Patent ZL200780036093.1 Issued on October 19, 2011.
    (d) European Patent EP 2,046,640 Issued on October 12, 2011.
    (e) National phase in Japan.