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Air Force

Variable camber adaptive compliant wing system

  • US Patent No. 9233749
  • Issued: January 12, 2016
  • Status: Active
Military Technology

A fixed compliant wing system is provided that is coupled to a rigid spar and a rigid stopper. The fixed compliant wing system includes an actuator and at least two compliant rib structures coupled to the rigid spar. The compliant rib structures include an outer compliant contoured structure, a drive member coupled to the outer compliant contoured structure where the drive member is in a sliding arrangement with the rigid stopper. The drive member is further connected to the actuator. The outer compliant contoured structure of the compliant rib structures is configured to deform when force is applied from the actuator to the drive member. The fixed complaint wing system further includes a skin encompassing the compliant rib structures.

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