Technology and Fabrication of Ultralight Micro-Aerial Vehicles

  title={Technology and Fabrication of Ultralight Micro-Aerial Vehicles},
  author={Adam Klaptocz and Jean-Daniel Nicoud},
  booktitle={Flying Insects and Robots},
Recent advances in micro-air vehicles have produced impressive results for platforms weighing below 50 g. The lightest platforms to take flight with a minimum of functionality are below 0.5 g, but researchers dream of flying at insect size. However, many difficulties occur when scaling down existing technologies. Aerodynamic laws equate to decreased efficiency at smaller sizes and hence more power per weight is required. Current energy storage technologies do not have the required capacity and… CONTINUE READING