Next Article in Journal
Performance and Applications of L1B2 Ultrasonic Motors
Next Article in Special Issue
Development of a New Backdrivable Actuator for Haptic Interfaces and Collaborative Robots
Previous Article in Journal
Antiferroelectric Shape Memory Ceramics
Previous Article in Special Issue
Multi-Mode Vibration Suppression in MIMO Systems by Extending the Zero Placement Input Shaping Technique: Applications to a 3-DOF Piezoelectric Tube Actuator
Article Menu

Export Article

Open AccessArticle
Actuators 2016, 5(2), 14; doi:10.3390/act5020014

Getting Started with PEAs-Based Flapping-Wing Mechanisms for Micro Aerial Systems

1
Department of Computing, Electronics and Mechatronics, Universidad de las Américas Puebla, Sta. Catarina Mártir, San Andrés Cholula, Puebla 72810, Mexico
2
Polytechnic Institute of Advanced Science—IPSA, IPSA’s Research and Innovation Department—DRII, 15/17 rue M. Grandcoing, Ivry-sur Seine 94200, France
3
Laboratoire Informatique, Biologie Intégrative et Systémes Complexes—IBISC, 40 rue du Pelvoux, Evry 91020, France
4
Department of Control and Micro-mechatronic Systems —AS2M, FEMTO-ST Institute, University of Franche-Comté —UBFC, 25000 Besancon, France
These authors contributed equally to this work.
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Academic Editor: Delbert Tesar
Received: 14 December 2015 / Revised: 6 May 2016 / Accepted: 11 May 2016 / Published: 20 May 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue High-Resolution Actuators)
View Full-Text   |   Download PDF [1803 KB, uploaded 3 June 2016]   |  

Abstract

This paper introduces recent advances on flapping-wing Micro and Nano Aerial Vehicles (MAVs and NAVs) based on Piezoelectric Actuators (PEA). Therefore, this work provides essential information to address the development of such bio-inspired aerial robots. PEA are commonly used in micro-robotics and precise positioning applications (e.g., micro-positioning and micro-manipulation), whereas within the Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) domain, motors are the classical actuators used for rotary or fixed-wing configurations. Therefore, we consider it pertinent to provide essential information regarding the modeling and control of piezoelectric cantilever actuators to accelerate early design and development stages of aerial microrobots based on flapping-wing systems. In addition, the equations describing the aerodynamic behavior of a flapping-wing configuration are presented. View Full-Text
Keywords: Piezoelecric Actuators; flapping wings; MAVs; NAVs Piezoelecric Actuators; flapping wings; MAVs; NAVs
Figures

This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. (CC BY 4.0).

Scifeed alert for new publications

Never miss any articles matching your research from any publisher
  • Get alerts for new papers matching your research
  • Find out the new papers from selected authors
  • Updated daily for 49'000+ journals and 6000+ publishers
  • Define your Scifeed now

SciFeed Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Durán, J.C.; Escareno, J.A.; Etcheverry, G.; Rakotondrabe, M. Getting Started with PEAs-Based Flapping-Wing Mechanisms for Micro Aerial Systems. Actuators 2016, 5, 14.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics

1

Comments

[Return to top]
Actuators EISSN 2076-0825 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top