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Analysis Of Acceleration Of Chasing Flight Of The Male Housefly With The Aid Of HSP
Author(s): Zhang Shaowu; Wang Xiang; Zhou Shaoxiang
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Paper Abstract

The housefly is equipped with an excellent visual guidance, flight control system which enables it to track small, fast moving objects in its visual field[1,2]. These mechanisms of visual orientation and guidance were investigated by means of an analysis of chasing flight induced by visual objects [3-8]. The acceleration of the chasing fly was investigated by analyzing the trajectories of its chasing flight in free flight conditions in a cage. In order to record the three-dimensional trajectories of the flies in the cage, a mirror was mounted beneath the bottom of the cage at 45 degree angle. A high speed cine camera was used and run at 200 frames per second.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 June 1989
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 1032, 18th Intl Congress on High Speed Photography and Photonics, (7 June 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.969221
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Zhang Shaowu, Academia Sinica (China)
Wang Xiang, Academia Sinica (China)
Zhou Shaoxiang, China University of Sciences and Technology (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1032:
18th Intl Congress on High Speed Photography and Photonics
DaHeng Wang, Editor(s)

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