A review of compliant transmission mechanisms for bio-inspired flapping-wing micro air vehicles

Zhang, C. and Rossi, Claudio (2017). A review of compliant transmission mechanisms for bio-inspired flapping-wing micro air vehicles. "Bioinspiration & Biomimetics", v. 12 (n. 2); pp. 1-11. ISSN 1748-3182. https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-3190/aa58d3.

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Title: A review of compliant transmission mechanisms for bio-inspired flapping-wing micro air vehicles
Author/s:
  • Zhang, C.
  • Rossi, Claudio
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Bioinspiration & Biomimetics
Date: 15 February 2017
ISSN: 1748-3182
Volume: 12
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: compliant mechanism; compliant transmission mechanism; flapping wing micro air vehicle; compliant actuators; bio-inspired flapping aerial robots; micro air vehicle (MAV)
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Industriales (UPM)
Department: Automática, Ingeniería Eléctrica y Electrónica e Informática Industrial
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Flapping-wing micro air vehicles (FWMAVs) are a class of unmanned aircraft that imitate flight characteristics of natural organisms such as birds, bats, and insects, in order to achieve maximum flight efficiency and manoeuvrability. Designing proper mechanisms for flapping transmission is an extremely important aspect for FWMAVs. Compliant transmission mechanisms have been considered as an alternative to rigid transmission systems due to their lower the number of parts, thereby reducing the total weight, lower energy loss thanks to little or practically no friction among parts, and at the same time, being able to store and release mechanical power during the flapping cycle. In this paper, the state-of-the-art research in this field is dealt upon, highlighting open challenges and research topics. An optimization method for designing compliant transmission mechanisms inspired by the thoraxes of insects is also introduced.

Funding Projects

TypeCodeAcronymLeaderTitle
Madrid Regional GovernmentS2013/MIT-2748RoboCity2030-III-CMUnspecifiedRobotica aplicada a la mejora de la calidad de vida de los ciudadanos. Fase III

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Item ID: 52685
DC Identifier: https://oa.upm.es/52685/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:52685
DOI: 10.1088/1748-3190/aa58d3
Official URL: http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-3190/aa58d3
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 03 Dec 2018 16:47
Last Modified: 03 Dec 2018 16:47
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