Titanium-alloy MEMS Wing Technology for A Micro Aerial Vehicle Application

  title={Titanium-alloy MEMS Wing Technology for A Micro Aerial Vehicle Application},
  author={T. Nick Pornsin-sirirak and Yu Chong Tai and Hossam M. Nassef and Chih Ming Ho},
In this paper, we present the first MEMS-based wing technology that we developed using titanium-alloy metal (Ti6Al-4V) as wingframe and poly-monochloro-para-xylylene (parylene-C) as wing membrane. With this new MEMS wing technology, we are able to produce light but robust 3-D wings, optimized to utilize the flow separation to achieve a high lift coefficient as large as 5 times that of the fixed-wing aircraft. The use of MEMS technology enables systematic research in terms of repeatability, size… CONTINUE READING
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