David O. Sigthorsson

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The focus of this paper is on control design and simulation for an air-breathing hypersonic vehicle. The challenges for control design in this class of vehicles lie in the inherent coupling between the propulsion system, and the airframe dynamics, and the presence of strong flexibility effects. Working from a highly nonlinear, dynamically-coupled simulation(More)
The recent development of the world’s rst robotic insect capable of vertical takeo at the Harvard Microrobotics Lab has sparked research e orts into devising similar vehicles capable of untethered ight. The vehicle design has been extended in simulation to use one actuator per wing to produce sinusoidal apping motion in a plane. This work proposes employing(More)
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