We make ultra-lightweight 2-D platforms that levitate in Earth and Mars’ atmospheres without any power supply or moving parts. These patented devices have a microscale design that creates thrust when exposed to sunlight, allowing them to hover in near space for months at a time.
Without the need for fuel or batteries, our products can fly useful payloads for far cheaper than any existing hardware and seamlessly integrate a variety of payloads.
Mirrors for highly focused beams
Relays and jammers
Imaging with nanoscale cameras
Autonomous UAV swarms
Covert size (10cm)
Ben Schafer is a physicist who has spent five years working on the technology behind MicroAvionics as a graduate student at Harvard University. He developed both the underlying model and fabrication protocols for the devices.
Angela Feldhaus is a physicist and nano-fabrication expert. She contributed to the research behind MicroAvionics as a graduate student in applied mathematics at Harvard University. She is a former founder (exited) and innovation fellow with experience in both materials science and economics.