MARVEL (2001-2004)

The project has studied innovative configurations for MAVs and the implementation of MOEMS technologies towards the generation of 80 mm devices.

General characteristics and objectives for this first generation of MAVs were: size from 150 mm down to 80 mm; payload up to 20 g; flight altitude up to 200 m; endurance longer than 10 minutes; wind speed of 10 m/s; range longer than 500 m; equipped with a video camera, gas and voice noise sensors; that will allow a variety of industrial and societal applications not yet explored.

In particular the group has carried out activity in the design and development of foil wired and miniaturized antennas for data communications.