Jesse Caldwell & Jon Schwank. Micromechanical Flight. MAE 268. Flight on micro level Types of Flight (MAV’s) Rotary Flapping MAV Aerodynamics Current Designs Future Applications Possible Improvements. Overview. Can flight be achieved on MEMS level? No self-contained MEMS flyers yet
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Jesse Caldwell & Jon Schwank
~ chord length
Generating more lift:
– Can generate two additional lift mechanisms
Typical insect wing stroke showing the wing tip location and angle of attack.
Implantation of MEMS into Insects
Surveillance & intelligence
Search & rescue
Direct conversion to rotary motion