Two-dimensional localized flow control using distributed, biomimetic feather structures: a comparative study

@inproceedings{Blower2011TwodimensionalLF,
  title={Two-dimensional localized flow control using distributed, biomimetic feather structures: a comparative study},
  author={Christopher J. Blower and Adam M. Wickenheiser},
  booktitle={Smart Structures and Materials + Nondestructive Evaluation and Health Monitoring},
  year={2011}
}
This paper presents the development of a bioinspired flight control system and a characterization of its performance when operating in turbulent and gusting airflow conditions. This design consists of a skeletal structure with a network of feather-like panels installed on the upper and lower surfaces, extending beyond the trailing edge. Each feather is able to deform into and out of the boundary layer, thus permitting local airflow manipulation. The gust load sensing is predominately performed… 
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