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Research Publications in journals:
Towards efficient flight: insights on proper morphing-wing modulation in a bat-like robot
Year:2015
Research Areas
  • Automatic
Information
Abstract
In this article, we address the question of how the flight effciency of Micro Aerial Vehicles (MAVs) with variable wing geometry can be inspired by the biomechanics of bats. We use a bat-like drone with highly articulated wings using shape memory alloys (SMA) as artiffcial muscle-like actuators. The possibility of actively changing the wing shape by controlling the SMA actuators, let us study the effects of different wing modulation patterns on lift generation, drag reduction and the energy cost of a wingbeat cycle. To this purpose, we present an energy-model for estimating the energy cost required by the wings during a wingbeat cycle, using experimental aerodynamic and inertial force data as inputs to the energy-model. Results allowed us determining that faster contraction of the wings during the upstroke, and slower extension during the downstroke enable to reduce the energy cost of apping in our prototype.
International
Si
JCR
No
Title
Advanced Robotics
ISBN
1568-5535
Impact factor JCR
0,572
Impact info
Q4
Volume
29
10.1080/01691864.2015.1082501
Journal number
4
From page
1599
To page
1610
Month
NOVIEMBRE
Ranking
2014 Impact Factor: 0.572, ©2015 Thomson Reuters, 2015 Journal Citation Reports
Participants
  • Autor: Julian David Colorado Montaño (UPM)
  • Autor: Claudio Rossi (UPM)
  • Autor: Chao Zhang (UPM)
  • Autor: Antonio Barrientos Cruz (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Centro de Automática y Robótica (CAR). Centro Mixto UPM-CSIC
  • Departamento: Automática, Ingeniería Eléctrica y Electrónica e Informática Industrial
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