Nano HummingbirdOutdoor / Indoor Flight
Nano HummingbirdAutonomous 360 Degree Lateral Flip
Nano Hummingbird11 minute Endurance Flight
Nano HummingbirdPrecision Hover Flight
Nano HummingbirdWithout Landing Gear
Nano HummingbirdNamed one of the "50 Best Inventions of 2011" by TIME Magazine
AeroVironment is developing the Nano Air Vehicle (NAV) under a DARPA sponsored research contract to develop a new class of air vehicle systems capable of indoor and outdoor operation. Employing biological mimicry at an extremely small scale, this unconventional aircraft could someday provide new reconnaissance and surveillance capabilities in urban environments.
The Nano Hummingbird met all, and exceeded many, of the Phase II technical milestones set out by DARPA:
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Mark Boyer for AeroVironment
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