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Wing force map characterization and simulation for the micromechanical flying insect

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2 Author(s)
Yan, J. ; Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., British Columbia Univ., BC, Canada ; Fearing, R.S.

The first force map has been generated for a 2 DOF wing designed for the MFI project. For the wing beating at a resonance frequency of 139 Hz, the average 3-D forces were found as a function of sinusoidal voltage amplitude and actuator phase difference. An image sequence of the wing trajectory allowed comparison to simulated forces using a quasi-steady state aerodynamic approximation. Finally, the results were compared to the case of ideally matched leading/lagging wing dynamics driven by sinusoids.

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Intelligent Robots and Systems, 2003. (IROS 2003). Proceedings. 2003 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on  (Volume:2 )

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27-31 Oct. 2003