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The micro craft iSTAR micro air vehicle : Control system design and testing
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Abstract The iSTAR Micro Air Vehicle (MAV) is a unique 9-inch diameter ducted air vehicle weighing approximately 4 lb. The configuration consists of a ducted fan with control vanes at the duct exit plane. This VTOL aircraft not only hovers, but it can also fly at high forward

Update on flapping wing micro air vehicle research-ongoing work to develop a flapping wing, crawling entomopter
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An electromechanical multimode (flying/crawling) insect is being developed by Robert Michelson and his design team at the Georgia Tech Research Institute. The project has received initial IRAD funding from the Georgia Institute of Technology. The mechanical

Design, construction and control of a large quadrotor micro air vehicle
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This thesis presents research directed towards the development of practical quadrotor robot helicopters. Most existing quadrotor robot vehicles have been based on consumer flying toys that do not offer the performance necessary to consider commercial applications. The

Design and development of a micro air vehicle (µav) concept: Project Bidule
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This paper presents an analysis of the concept of Miniature Air Vehicles and Micro Air Vehicles (respectively mAV and µAV) mainly carried out through the development of a mAV prototype called Bidule, which was first successfully flown in 1998. The final objective of

Robotic hummingbird: Design of a control mechanism for a hovering flapping wing micro air vehicle
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The use of drones, also called unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), is increasing every day. These aircraft are piloted either remotely by a human pilot or completely autonomously by an on-board computer. UAVs are typically equipped with a video camera providing a live

The micro - air - vehicle Golden Snitch and its figure-of-8 flapping
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Relaxing from the conventional regarding of the rigid flapping mechanism, in this review paper the author introduced flexible wing frames for micro-air-vehicles (MAVs) with the wing span of 20 cm at Tamkang University. The constructed flapping MAV Golden Snitch with a

Aeroelastic analysis and optimization of membrane micro air vehicle wings
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Thank you to Dr. Roberto Albertani, for sharing with me his passion for all things wind tunnel related, and for sharing his equipment up at the REEF. Thank you to Dr. Raphael Haftka and Dr. David Bloomquist for serving on my committee and sitting through my long, scientifically

Design, fabrication, and performance test of a hovering-based flapping-wing micro air vehicle capable of sustained and controlled flight
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We present our insect-based hovering Flapping-Wing Micro Air Vehicle (FW-MAV) capable of sustained flight and control. The proposed design combines two fixed wings and two flapping wings to take advantage of the double clap-and-ling effects at the end of each half-stroke during

Derivation and simulation of the nonlinear dynamics of a flapping wing micro - air vehicle
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The paper presents a derivation of the equations of motion for a flapping wing micro - air vehicle . The equations of motion are derived using DAlemberts Principle extended to rigid bodies. The micro - air vehicle is modeled as aa system of three rigid bodies with rigidly

Flying insect inspired vision for micro - air - vehicle navigation
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More often homeland security, disaster mitigation and military operations are performed in urban environments. Time consuming, labor intensive and possibly dangerous tasks like bomb detection, search-and-rescue and reconnaissance done with robots could save

Modeling the flight dynamics of a micro air vehicle
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Simulations of micro air vehicles are required for tasks related to mission planning such as control design and flight path optimization. The flight dynamics of these vehicles are difficult to model because of their small size and low airspeeds. This paper discusses a procedure to

Performance tests of a hovering flapping wing micro air vehicle with double wing clap-and-fling mechanism
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Air Vehicle (FW-MAV) named Temasek Laboratories FlowerFly (TL-FlowerFly) having four wings and double clapand-fling mechanism driven by only one motor. The TL-FlowerFly with a wing span of 22 cm from wing tip-to-wing tip and weight of 16.6 grams is fully integrated an

A multimodal micro air vehicle for autonomous flight in near-earth environments
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Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) such as the Predator and Global Hawk have been used extensively in Bosnia since 1995 and more recently in Iraq and Afghanistan for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) gathering (see Figure 1.1 ab). These large-scale

Flight characteristics of wing shaping for a micro air vehicle with membrane wings
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Page 1. FLIGHT CHARACTERISTICS OF WING SHAPING FOR A MICRO AIR VEHICLE WITH MEMBRANE WINGS Mujahid Abdulrahim, Helen Garcia, Joe Dupuis and Rick Lind Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering University of Florida Gainesville, FL 32611

Rotary wing micro air vehicle endurance
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One of the first questions to pilots of rotor based electric driven micro air vehicles is the possible flight time of the system. The answer is not easy sometimes. The possible flight time is influenced by a lot of important details of the micro air vehicle and the flight mission. At the

Development of transition control methodology for a quad rotor-biplane micro air vehicle from hover to forward flight
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There is significant interest in the development of efficient and viable Micro Air Vehicles (MAVs) that can perform various tasks such as surveillance, targeting, natural disaster support, chemical agent detection etc., which are nominally hazardous or inconvenient for

An experimental investigation of the geometric characteristics of flapping-wing propulsion for a micro air vehicle
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The geometric characteristics of flapping-wing propulsion are studied experimentally through the use of a force balance and a Micro Air Vehicle (MAV) system. The system used is built to duplicate the propulsion system currently on the flying model at the Naval

Flapping wing micro air vehicle wing manufacture and force testing
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Numerous wing manufacturing techniques have been developed by various universities for research on Flapping Wing Micro Air Vehicles. Minimal attention though is given to repeatability of wing aerodynamics and dynamic response, which is crucial to avoid

Theoretical and experimental study of micro air vehicle powered by RF Signal at 10 GHz
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The concept of using electromagnetic energy in the form of microwaves for transferring power from one point to another through free space is very old. However, the idea for powering micro air vehicles using microwaves is less than a decade old. This thesis

Lift and thrust characteristics of the flapping wing micro air vehicle
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This paper concentrates on the effects of the maximum angle of flap and flapping frequency on the thrust and the lift characteristics of the flapping wing micro air vehicle (MAV). A flapping mechanism powered by small DC motor was designed and fabricated for




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