Morphing fixed wing MAV modeling using VAM

  title={Morphing fixed wing MAV modeling using VAM},
  author={K. Madhava Kumar and Dinesh Kumar Harursampath},
The design and implementation of a morphing Micro Air Vehicle (MAV) wing using a smart composite is attempted in this research work. Control surfaces actuated by traditional servos are difficult to instrument and fabricate on thin composite-wings of MAVs. Piezoelectric Fiber Reinforced Composites (PFRCs) are the chosen smart structural materials in the current work for incorporation onto fixed-wing MAVs to simultaneously perform the dual functions of structural load-bearing and actuation of… CONTINUE READING