Synthetic jets have been identified and utilized widely in airflow control applications. These jets of air are usually created by the use of compressed air, or an electromechanically driven vibrating platform. All of these approaches produce desired results in airflow-control such as enhanced lift and increased maneuverability. Despite the results however, system weight, size, response time and force limit their use in aircraft applications where space is a premium. The objective of this study is to characterize the relevant properties for the design of a synthetic jet utilizing three types of piezoelectric actuators as mechanical diaphragms. The limiting parameters of the actuators for this application are shape and volumetric space. Thus, the actuators were circular with a diameter of 6.35 cm, and overall device cavity volume no larger than 147.5 cm3 on a 7 cm x 7 cm areal coverage. The actuators tested were pre-stressed curved metallic unimorphs, bimorphs, and radial field diaphragms. These piezoelectric elements were chosen because of their geometry, quasi-isostatic topography and overall free-displacement. Each actuator was affixed about its perimeter in a cavity, and relevant parameters such as clamped displacement, and jet velocity though a pre-determined dimensional slot, were measured.