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Wing transmission for a micromechanical flying insect

Fearing, R. S. and Chiang, K. H. and Dickinson, M. H. and Pick, D. L. and Sitti, M. and Yan, J. (2000) Wing transmission for a micromechanical flying insect. In: Proceedings 2000 ICRA. Millennium Conference. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation. Symposia Proceedings. Vol.2. IEEE , Piscataway, NJ, pp. 1509-1516. ISBN 0780358864. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20190322-120334937

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Abstract

Flapping wings provide unmatched manoeuvrability for flying microrobots. Recent advances in modelling insect aerodynamics show that adequate wing rotation at the end of the stroke is essential for generating adequate flight forces. We developed a thorax structure using four bar frames combined with an extensible fan-fold wing to provide adequate wing stroke and rotation. Flow measurements on a scale model of the beating wing show promising aerodynamics. Calculations using a simple resonant mechanical circuit model show that piezoelectric actuators can generate sufficient power, force and stroke to drive the wings at 150 Hz.


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Dickinson, M. H.0000-0002-8587-9936
Additional Information:© 2000 IEEE. This work was funded by ONR MURI N00014-98-1-0671, ONR DURIP N00014-99-1-0720 and DARPA. The authors thank A. Majumdar, K. Pister, T. Sands, and S. Sane for helpful discussions and insights, and Jeff Thompson for laser cutting tools.
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Office of Naval Research (ONR)N00014-98-1-0671
Office of Naval Research (ONR)N00014-99-1-0720
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Official Citation:R. S. Fearing, K. H. Chiang, M. H. Dickinson, D. L. Pick, M. Sitti and J. Yan, "Wing transmission for a micromechanical flying insect," Proceedings 2000 ICRA. Millennium Conference. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation. Symposia Proceedings (Cat. No.00CH37065), San Francisco, CA, USA, 2000, pp. 1509-1516 vol.2. doi: 10.1109/ROBOT.2000.844811
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