Sensing from control: Airframe deformation for simultaneous actuation and state estimation

Abstract

This work is inspired by the hawkmoth Manduca sexta, which has been shown to actively use its abdomen for deforming-airframe-based flight control through inertial actuation. The active role of the abdomen induces Coriolis forces in flight, which may allow the moth to detect the body yaw rate. We explore the simultaneous sensing and control mechanisms of the… (More)
DOI: 10.1109/CDC.2013.6760288

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