Swim in air like a fish in the water

21.07.09

The Empa (Swiss federal Laboratories for material Testing and Research) researches for years intensively at electricalactive polymers, EAP shortened. With this technology among other things surface muscle can be manufactured. In this connection the thought developed to integrate EAP into the covering from airships to and to realize so a drive similarly the swimming movements of a fish. Aeroíx accompanies this project in the context of a feasibility study and in the conversion of the airship-specific components. An airworthy Vormodell was handed over in the spring 2009 to the Empa for equipment with the EAP technology.

Project EAP-Blimp

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