Create and release your Profile on Zintellect – Postdoctoral applicants must create an account and complete a profile in the on-line application system. Please note: your resume/CV may not exceed 2 pages.
Complete your application – Enter the rest of the information required for the IC Postdoc Program Research Opportunity. The application itself contains detailed instructions for each one of these components: availability, citizenship, transcripts, dissertation abstract, publication and presentation plan, and information about your Research Advisor co-applicant.
Additional information about the IC Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program is available on the program website located at: https://orise.orau.gov/icpostdoc/index.html.
If you have questions, send an email to ICPostdoc@orau.org. Please include the reference code for this opportunity in your email.
Research Topic Description, including Problem Statement:
Flapping wing Micro Aerial Vehicles (MAVs) – un-crewed aerial vehicles inspired by birds, bats or insects that use flapping propulsion – have not yet reached their potential as remote sensing platforms. They have potential to be as small as insects, enter confined or covered spaces, perch and loiter, display high maneuverability and stealth, achieve better energy efficiency, mimic insects with much greater fidelity, be carried by people or other aerial vehicles, safely fly overhead in public spaces, and provide sufficient payload capacity for multiple miniaturized sensors. This research topic aims to combine several basic research challenges to move towards production of insect-sized, flapping-wing MAVs capable of efficient, sustained, controlled and untethered flight outdoors. Challenges include:
Example approaches include those that seek to:
Key Words: Soft Robotics, Aerospace Engineering, Flapping Wing Vehicles, Nano Uncrewed Aerial System, Micro Aerial Vehicle.