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Ornithopter flight stabilization
Author(s): John M. Dietl; Ephrahim Garcia
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Paper Abstract

The quasi-steady aerodynamics model and the vehicle dynamics model of ornithopter flight are explained, and numerical methods are described to capture limit cycle behavior in ornithopter flight. The Floquet method is used to determine stability in forward flight, and a linear discrete-time state-space model is developed. This is used to calculate stabilizing and disturbance-rejecting controllers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 April 2007
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 6525, Active and Passive Smart Structures and Integrated Systems 2007, 65250K (27 April 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.715794
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John M. Dietl, Cornell Univ. (United States)
Ephrahim Garcia, Cornell Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6525:
Active and Passive Smart Structures and Integrated Systems 2007
Yuji Matsuzaki; Mehdi Ahmadian; Donald J. Leo, Editor(s)

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