Aerodynamic Sensing as Feedback for Ornithopter Flight Control

  title={Aerodynamic Sensing as Feedback for Ornithopter Flight Control},
  author={Derrick W. Yeo and Ella M. Atkins and Wei Shyy},
  • Derrick W. Yeo, Ella M. Atkins, Wei Shyy
  • Published 2011
  • Computer Science
  • Flapping wing vehicles, or ornithopters, have proven difficult to control due to the unsteady flow generated by the high-speed flapping surfaces. To-date, research has focused on computational models from which fixed flapping strokes are optimized. These strokes are then fixed and executed open-loop in practice with flapping speed as the primary control output for climb and descent. This paper investigates the use of a distributed pressure sensing system embedded in the flapping wing surfaces… CONTINUE READING

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