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Gerke, P.K. (author), Langevoort, J. (author), Lagarde, S. (author), Bax, L. (author), Grootswagers, T. (author), Drenth, R.-J. (author), Slieker, V. (author), Vuurpijl, L. (author), Haselager, P. (author), Sprinkhuizen-Kuyper, I. (author), Van Otterlo, M. (author), De Croon, G.C.H.E. (author)
This paper aims to contribute to research on biologically inspired micro air vehicles in two ways: (i) it explores a novel repertoire of behavioral modules which can be controlled through ?nite state machines (FSM) and (ii) elementary movement detectors (EMD) are combined with a center/surround edge detection algorithm to yield improved edge...
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Siddiqui, R. (author), Havaei, M. (author), Khatibi, S. (author), Lindley, C. (author)
A planar surface extraction method is proposed for the indoor navigation of a micro-air vehicle (MAV). The algorithm finds planar clusters from the unorganized pointclouds. This is achieved by implementing a novel approach that first segments the data points into clusters and then each cluster is estimated for its planarity. The method is tested...
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Itasse, M. (author), Moschetta, J.M. (author), Ameho, Y. (author), Carr, R. (author)
Wind tunnel testing was performed on a VTOL aircraft in order to characterize longitudinal flight behavior during a transition between vertical and horizontal flight modes. Trim values for airspeed, pitch, motor speed and elevator position were determined. Data was collected by independently varying the trim parameters, and stability and control...
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Brusov, V. (author), Petruchik, V. (author)
A reasonable selection of wing airfoil is very important part of aerodynamic design process for micro-UAVs. The selected airfoil predetermines substantially performances of the designed UAV. This reason causes us to pay attention to the problem of UAV wing airfoil selection taking into account properties specific for micro-UAVs. A concept of...
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Szafranski, G. (author), Czyba, R. (author)
In this paper we focus on the different control strategies for the unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV). The control task is formulated as an angular stabilization of the quadrotor platform, and also as a tracking problem of chosen state variables. The PID algorithm has been considered in three structures in respect of the optimal control signal...
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Brusov, V. (author), Grzybowski, J. (author), Petruchik, V. (author)
Flight investigations of aerodynamics and flight dynamics for micro-UAVs and mini-UAVs stimulate us to use automatic data acquisition systems to obtain valid estimations for UAV performances and characteristics. There exist many kinds of microprocessor-based and microcontroller-based data acquisition systems but all of them do not satisfy...
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Visser, A. (author), Dijkshoorn, N. (author), Van der Veen, M. (author), Jurriaans, R. (author)
This article describes a method to develop an advanced navigation capability for the standard platform of the IMAV indoor competition: the Parrot AR.Drone. Our development is partlybased on simulation, which requires both a re-alistic sensor and motion model. This article de-scribes how a visual map of the indoor environ-ment can be made,...
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Thipyopas, C. (author), Intaratep, N. (author)
Obtaining accurate aerodynamic characteristics of in-flight Micro Air Vehicles (MAVs) was viewed as difficult, due to the nature of very low Reynolds number, 3D complex flow, and strong influence from propulsion slipstream. This paper presents the study of the tailless, fixed-wing MAV, KuMAV-001, performed at Kasetsart University. The team...
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Tay, W.B. (author), Bijl, H. (author), Van Oudheusden, B.W. (author)
Numerical simulations have been performed to examine the interference effects between an upstream flapping airfoil and a downstream stationary airfoil in a tandem configuration at a Reynolds number of 1000, which is around the regime of small flapping micro aerial vehicles. The objective is to investigate the effect of the distance of the tail...
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Fuchiwaki, M. (author), Kuroki, T. (author), Tanaka, K. (author), Tabata, T. (author)
Butterflies fly combining wing flapping and gliding efficiently and have beautiful flight patterns. Micro-Air-Vehicles (MAVs) and micro-flight robots that mimic the flight mechanisms of insects have been attracting significant attention in recent years. A number of MAVs and micro-flight robots that use various devices have been reported. However...
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Thielicke, W. (author), Kesel, A.B. (author), Stamhuis, E.J. (author)
Vertical and horizontal force of a flapping-wing micro air vehicle (MAV) has been measured in slow-speed forward flight using a force balance. Detailed information on kinematics was used to estimate forces using a blade-element analysis. Input variables for this analysis are lift and drag coefficients. These coefficients are usually derived from...
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Ageev, N. (author)
Concept of dis?-wing MAV with propeller in a wing slot has a number of advantages and disadvantages. The concept is used by MIPTEAM for solving the problem of fixed wing MAV indoor flight by means of lift maximization for wing with low aspect ratio. There are only few investigations of dis?-wing MAV aerodynamics with propeller in a wing slot....
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Langkamp, D. (author), Roberts, G. (author), Scillitoe, A. (author), Lunnon, I. (author), Llopis-Pascual, A. (author), Zamecnik, J. (author), Proctor, S. (author), Rodriguez-Frias, M. (author), Turner, M. (author), Lanzon, A. (author), Crowther, W. (author)
This paper is about the development of a novel type of non coplanar hex rotor with the ability to decouple translational and attitude dynamics. The proposed design features six variable pitch rotors arranged in three different rotor planes in order to point the thrust and torque vectors independently of body attitude. It is envisaged that this...
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Percin, M. (author), Hu, Y. (author), Van Oudheusden, B.W. (author), Remes, B. (author), Scarano, F. (author)
The work explores the use of time-resolved tomographic PIV measurements to study a flapping-wing model, the related vortex generation mechanisms and the effect of wing flexibility on the clap-and-fling movement in particular. An experimental setup is designed and realized in a water tank by use of a single wing model and a mirror plate to...
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Serokhvostov, S.V. (author), Churkina, T.E. (author)
A model for Micro Air Vehicles (MAV) propeller performance evaluation is proposed and investigated. This model is derived on the basis of simple analytical relationships and is examined on a set of experimental data. It allows to predict the main propeller characteristics (for example, thrust coefficient, power coefficient, efficiency as...
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Gillebaart, T. (author), Van Zuijlen, A.H. (author), Bijl, H. (author)
In this paper, the influence of wing flexibility and the 'clap-and-peel' motion (one versus two wings) on the upward (lifting) force in hover is studied. CFD simulations based on the ALE Navier-Stokes equations together with radial basis function mesh interpolation are used. For the 'clap-and-peel' motion an immersed symmetry plane is introduced...
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Dernehl, C. (author), Franke, D. (author), Diab, H. (author), Kowalewski, S. (author)
This paper presents an overall MAV design with an integrated camera system. It shows the integration of the camera into the hardware and software architecture and how camera information can be used within the logical design for improving ?ight control. The presented architecture will be tested and evaluated during the International Micro Aerial...
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Montazer Hojjat, H.R. (author)
In the design of Micro Aerial Vehicles, decreasing the size is one of the most common challenging aims and to approach this aim, the weight of the whole aircraft shall decrease and structure is the second part which has the most weight [13]. In this paper, the use of a shell structure made from Nylon 6/6 is studied. Nylon was chosen because of...
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Kondratiev, A. (author), Tiumentsev, Y. (author)
A control problem is discussed for unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) as applies to its short-period longitudinal motion. The problem is formulated taking into account various uncertainty factors such as imperfect knowledge about UAV parameters and characteristics as well as environment exposure. One more class of the uncertainty factors includes...
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Thipyopas, C. (author), Sun, A.B. (author), Bernard, E. (author), Moschetta, J.-M. (author)
A new Nano Air Vehicle (NAV) configuration based on a coaxial nano rotor has been studied by ISAE. The coaxial rotor provides the thrust necessary for hovering and low speed translation flight. The major design challenge for rotary-wing NAVs is related to the difficulty of miniaturizing complex mechanisms such as a rotor cyclic pitch swashplate...
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