28th Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences, 23 - 28 September 2012, Brisbane, Australia
Paper ICAS 2012-3.6.1
ARTIFICIAL HINGED-WING BIRD WITH ACTIVE TORSION AND PARTIALLY LINEAR KINEMATICS
W. Send, M. Fischer*, K. Jebens**, R. Mugrauer***, A. Nagarathinam**, F. Scharstein
ANIPROP GbR, Germany; *Festo AG & Co. KG, Germany; **JNTech GbR, Germany; ***Effekt-Technik GmbH, Germany
Keywords: biologically-inspired flight, experimental facilities and techniques, active torsion
An artificial hinged-wing bird is introduced which was developed using two new features in biologically-inspired flight, active torsion and partially linear kinematics. Active torsion is achieved by servomotors at the wing tips which twist the wings against the spar via the outmost rib of the wing.
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