MIT, NASA engineers develop morphing wing
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APRIL 1, 2019
The new wing design was tested in a NASA wind tunnel and is described in a paper in the journal Smart Materials and Structures , co-authored by research engineer Nicholas Cramer at NASA Ames in California; MIT alumnus Kenneth Cheung SM ’07 PhD ’12, now at NASA Ames; Benjamin Jenett, a graduate student in MIT’s Center for Bits and Atoms; and eight others. A team of engineers has built and tested a radically new kind of airplane wing, assembled from hundreds of tiny identical pieces.