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Menkhorst, Mike (author)
Drones are becoming an ever increasing part of our lives. From airshows to surveillance systems, their use varies greatly and, as technology improves, this variety will continue to increase. As drones get smaller, new applications arise. For example, drones for monitoring crops or searching for survivors in hard to reach places in disaster areas...
master thesis 2023
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Moens, Tieme (author)
Flying drones have been a well-established field of engineering for many years now. With the wave of bio-inspired design came the idea of flapping wing micro air vehicles (FWMAVs). These drones use flapping wings instead of fixed or rotary wings to generate their lift, giving them the potential for agile movement and application in confined...
master thesis 2023
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Wang, Chenyao (author)
Flapping wing micro aerial vehicles (FWMAVs) are known for their flight agility and maneuverability. However, their in-gust flight performance and stability is still inferior to their biological counterparts. To this end, a simplified in-gust dynamic model, which could capture the main gust effects on FWMAVs, has been identified with real in...
master thesis 2022
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de Wagter, C. (author)
Highly automated Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) or "flying robots" are rapidly becoming an important asset to society. The last decade has seen the advent of an impressive number of new UAV types and applications. For many applications, the UAVs need to be safe, highly automated, and versatile. Safety is a prerequisite to allowing their use in...
doctoral thesis 2022
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Wang, C. (author), Wang, S. (author), de Croon, G.C.H.E. (author), Hamaza, S. (author)
Flapping wing micro aerial vehicles (FWMAVs) are known for their flight agility and maneuverability. These bio-inspired and lightweight flying robots still present limitations in their ability to fly in direct wind and gusts, as their stability is severely compromised in contrast with their biological counterparts. To this end, this work aims at...
journal article 2022
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Wang, Sunyi (author)
Flow sensing exists widely in nature to help animals perform certain tasks. It has also been widely adopted in engineering applications with different types of sensing instrumentation. In particular, in the field of aerospace engineering, airflow sensing is crucial to vehicle state evaluation and flight control. This project surveys the key...
master thesis 2021
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Roulaux, Bas (author)
Flapping-Wing Air Vehicles (FWAV) are autonomously flying vehicles that use their flapping wings to simultaneously stay aloft and enable controllable flight. FWAVs that are capable of controllable flight are reported in literature, though a theoretical background of the aerodynamic performance of different attitude control mechanisms is absent...
master thesis 2021
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Kelbling, Jelle (author)
The DelFly Nimble is a type of tailless flapping-wing micro air vehicles (FWMAVs) that has received an increasing amount of attention. FWMAVs show efficient and agile flight possibilities at small scale. The aerodynamics and dynamics of these flapping vehicles are challenging and not fully understood. In this work, a strategy to implement a 3D...
master thesis 2020
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Ras, Meindert (author)
The Atalanta is a palm-sized, insect-inspired, flapping-wing micro air vehicle developed by the University of Technology Delft. In its current form, the Atalanta has a lift-to-mass ratio of 0.12 which inhibits it from taking off. Getting the Atalanta to fly would greatly benefit the research into areas such as aerodynamic modelling, on-board...
master thesis 2020
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Heitzig, D. N.W.M. (author), van Oudheusden, B.W. (author), Olejnik, D.A. (author), Karasek, M. (author)
This study investigates the wing deformation of the DelFly II in forward flight conditions. A measurement setup was developed that maintains adequate viewing axes of the flapping wings for all pitch angles. Recordings of a high-speed camera pair were processed using a point tracking algorithm, allowing 136 points per wing to be measured...
journal article 2020
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Narayanan, Anirudh (author)
The goal of this study is to understand the processes and wing characteristics that influence lift generation of a flapping wing, and apply the acquired knowledge in an optimization setting to obtain an optimal wing thickness distribution which maximizes effective wing lift. To achieve this, an extensive literature survey was conducted to...
master thesis 2019
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Heitzig, Dorian (author)
This study investigates the wing deformation of the flapping-wing micro air vehicle (MAV) DelFly II in various flight configurations. Experiments were carried out with the MAV tethered in a windtunnel test section. To determine the best suited measurement approach, a trade-off study was carried out which showed that a point tracking approach...
master thesis 2019
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Armanini, S.F. (author), Caetano, J. V. (author), de Visser, C.C. (author), Pavel, M.D. (author), de Croon, G.C.H.E. (author), Mulder, Max (author)
Despite significant interest in tailless flapping-wing micro aerial vehicle designs, tailed configurations are often favoured, as they offer many benefits, such as static stability and a simpler control strategy, separating wing and tail control. However, the tail aerodynamics are highly complex due to the interaction between the unsteady...
journal article 2019
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Risseeuw, Derek (author)
Flapping wings display complex flows which can be used to generate large lift forces. Flexibility in wings is widely used by natural flyers to increase the aerodynamic performance. The influence of wing flexibility on the flow can be computed using numerical analysis with Fluid Structure Interaction (FSI). However, there is a lack of open-source...
master thesis 2019
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Karasek, M. (author), Perçin, M. (author), Cunis, Torbjørn (author), van Oudheusden, B.W. (author), de Wagter, C. (author), Remes, B.D.W. (author), de Croon, G.C.H.E. (author)
Flow visualisations are essential to better understand the unsteady aerodynamics of flapping wing flight. The issues inherent to animal experiments, such as poor controllability and unnatural flapping when tethered, can be avoided by using robotic flyers that promise for a more systematic and repeatable methodology. Here, we present a new...
journal article 2019
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Kajak, K. M. (author), Karasek, M. (author), Chu, Q. P. (author), de Croon, G.C.H.E. (author)
Recently, several insect- and hummingbird-inspired tailless flapping wing robots have been introduced. However, their flight dynamics, which are likely to be similar to that of their biological counterparts, remain yet to be fully understood. We propose a minimal dynamic model that is not only validated with experimental data, but also able...
journal article 2019
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Del Estal Herrero, A. (author), Perçin, M. (author), Karasek, M. (author), van Oudheusden, B.W. (author)
Flow visualizations have been performed on a free flying, flapping-wing micro air vehicle (MAV), using a large-scale particle image velocimetry (PIV) approach. The PIV method involves the use of helium-filled soap bubbles (HFSB) as tracer particles. HFSB scatter light with much higher intensity than regular seeding particles, comparable to that...
journal article 2018
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Tijmons, S. (author), de Wagter, C. (author), Remes, B.D.W. (author), de Croon, G.C.H.E. (author)
Autonomous flight of Flapping Wing Micro Air Vehicles (FWMAVs) is a major challenge in the field of robotics, due to their light weight and their flapping-induced body motions. An FWMAV is presented weighing a mere 20 g while all its sensors and processing for autonomous flight are onboard. The navigation is based on a 4-g stereo vision camera...
journal article 2018
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Armanini, S.F. (author)
The demand for always smaller, more manoeuvrable and versatile unmanned aerial vehicles cannot be met with conventional manned flight approaches. This has led engineers to seek inspiration in nature, giving rise to the bio-inspired flapping-wing micro aerial vehicle (FWMAV). FWMAVs achieve a remarkable flight performance at small scales, however...
doctoral thesis 2018
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Tijmons, S. (author)
Many types of drones have emerged over the last decade and new applications in various sectors are announced almost on a daily basis. In scientific literature, small drones are called Micro Air Vehicles (MAVs). Especially very small MAVs will play a significant role in indoor applications, since their small size allows them to navigate in narrow...
doctoral thesis 2017
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