MEMS Based Micro Aerial Vehicles
Paper in proceedings, 2016

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.

Author

N. Joshi

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2)

Elof Köhler

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Electronics Material and Systems Laboratory

Peter Enoksson

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Electronics Material and Systems Laboratory

Journal of Physics: Conference Series

17426588 (ISSN) 17426596 (eISSN)

Vol. 757 1

Areas of Advance

Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (2010-2017)

Transport

Subject Categories

Aerospace Engineering

DOI

10.1088/1742-6596/757/1/012035

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