A Passive Dynamic Approach for Flapping-wing Micro-aerial Vehicle Control

@inproceedings{Byl2010APD,
  title={A Passive Dynamic Approach for Flapping-wing Micro-aerial Vehicle Control},
  author={Katie Byl},
  year={2010}
}
This article outlines a new control approach for flapping-wing micro-aerial vehicles (MAVs), inspired both by biological systems and by the need for lightweight actuation and control solutions. In our approach, the aerodynamic forces required for agile motions are achieved indirectly, by modifying passive impedance properties that couple motion of the power stroke to the angle of attack (AoA) of the wing. This strategy is theoretically appealing because it can exploit an invariant, cyclical… CONTINUE READING