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A simple mechanical system for a flapping wing MAV: modeling and experiments
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Paper Abstract

The Micro Aerial Vehicle (MAV) represents a strategic and industrial goal. The challenge is truly technical, as the needs are very specific in terms of mission and efficiency. The aerospace French agency (Onera ) has launched an internal program on that purpose including many research topics, essential to understand how to reach the goals. Thus, aerodynamic (generally unsteady with low Reynolds number), structural dynamics, propulsion, actuation, control,.. are being studied in this field. On a structural and mechanical actuation point of view, presently our main interest, the problem is already very large. So before analyzing and formulating, we found not so meaningless to look how nature proceeds and to start a design study with a "biologically-inspired" approach (dragonfly).

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 April 2006
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 6173, Smart Structures and Materials 2006: Smart Structures and Integrated Systems, 61730B (5 April 2006);
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Olivier Giraudo, Onera DMSE/MECS (France)
Daniel Osmont, Onera DMSE/MECS (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6173:
Smart Structures and Materials 2006: Smart Structures and Integrated Systems
Yuji Matsuzaki, Editor(s)

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