The Dragonfly Flight Envelope and its Application to Micro UAV Research and Development

@article{Chahl2013TheDF,
  title={The Dragonfly Flight Envelope and its Application to Micro UAV Research and Development},
  author={J. Chahl and G. Dorrington and S. Premachandran and Akiko Mizutani},
  journal={IFAC Proceedings Volumes},
  year={2013},
  volume={46},
  pages={231-234}
}
  • J. Chahl, G. Dorrington, +1 author Akiko Mizutani
  • Published 2013
  • Engineering
  • IFAC Proceedings Volumes
  • Abstract In this paper we present quantitative analysis of three dimensional trajectories of dragonflies under free flight conditions. The trajectories were captured while male insects were engaged in their normal behaviour of combat to protect oviposition sites along a stream. With measurements of speed, acceleration and turn rate of large dragonflies we have the means by which comparative studies can be done against other species and in different environments. Using physical scaling laws we… CONTINUE READING
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