A Novel Flapping Mechanism for 20cm-Wingspan Micro Air Vehicle
minimal transverse vibration. Three iterations of the mechanisms are presented here with problems pertaining to the primary objective progressively solved. The performance characteristics for each mechanism was evaluated based on various parameters and the final mechanism is believed to deliver the best performance for a sub 20 cm wingspan category of micro air vehicles (MAV).
S.K. Banala, and S.K. Agrawal, “Design and optimization of a mechanism for out-of-plane insect winglike motion with twist,” Journal of Mechanical Design/ Transactions of the ASME, volume 127, number 4, 2005, pp. 841-844.
S.H. McIntosh, S.K. Agrawal, and Z. Khan, “Design of a mechanism for biaxial rotation of a wing for a hovering vehicle,” IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, volume 11, number 2, 2006, pp. 145-153.
R. Zbikowski, C. Galin´ski, and C.B. Pedersen, “Four-bar linkage mechanism for insectlike flapping wings in hover: Concept and an outline of its realization,” Journal of Mechanical Design/ Transactions of the ASME, volume 127, number 4, 2005, pp. 817-824.
R. Zbikowski and C. Galin´ski, “Insect-like flapping wing mechanism based on a double spherical Scotch yoke,” Journal of the Royal Society Interface, volume 2, 2005, pp. 223-235.
R. Barrett et al., “Post-buckled precompressed (PBP) elements: a new class of flight control actuators enhancing high-speed autonomous VTOL MAVs,” Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering 5762, 2005, pp. 111-122.
L.J. Yang, C.K. Hsu, H.C. Han, and J.M. Miao, “A light flapping micro-aerial-vehicle using electrical discharge wire cutting technique,” Journal of Aircraft, volume 46, number 6, 2009, pp. 1866-1874.
- There are currently no refbacks.