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Evaluation of the Haltere as a Biologically-Inspired Inertial Rate Sensor

@inproceedings{Thompson2009EvaluationOT,
  title={Evaluation of the Haltere as a Biologically-Inspired Inertial Rate Sensor},
  author={Ross A. Thompson and M F Wehling and Joseph E. Evers and Warren E. Dixon},
  year={2009}
}
  • Ross A. Thompson, M F Wehling, +1 author Warren E. Dixon
  • Published 2009
  • Engineering
  • Abstract : Since as early as the 1940's, specialized structures on dipteran insects have been recognized as necessary for inertial measurement associated with basic flight stability. These structures, called halteres, have been suggested to act as vibrating structure gyroscopes, measuring strains proportional to Coriolis accelerations. As a miniature, robust means for stabilizing flight, this biological inertial measurement system is not only of interest to biologists, but also to designers of… CONTINUE READING

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