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MEMS Based Micro Aerial Vehicles

N. Joshi (Institutionen för mikroteknologi och nanovetenskap) ; Elof Köhler (Institutionen för mikroteknologi och nanovetenskap, Elektronikmaterial och system ) ; Peter Enoksson (Institutionen för mikroteknologi och nanovetenskap, Elektronikmaterial och system )
Journal of Physics: Conference Series (17426588). Vol. 757 (2016), 1,
[Konferensbidrag, refereegranskat]

Designing a flapping wing insect robot requires understanding of insect flight mechanisms, wing kinematics and aerodynamic forces. These subsystems are interconnected and their dependence on one another affects the overall performance. Additionally it requires an artificial muscle like actuator and transmission to power the wings. Several kinds of actuators and mechanisms are candidates for this application with their own strengths and weaknesses. This article provides an overview of the insect scaled flight mechanism along with discussion of various methods to achieve the Micro Aerial Vehicle (MAV) flight. Ongoing projects in Chalmers is aimed at developing a low cost and low manufacturing time MAV. The MAV design considerations and design specifications are mentioned. The wings are manufactured using 3D printed carbon fiber and are under experimental study. © Published under licence by IOP Publishing Ltd.

Article number 012035

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