Analysis of Kinematics of Flapping Wing UAV Using OptiTrack Systems
AbstractAn analysis of the kinematics of a flapping membrane wing using experimental kinematic data is presented. This motion capture technique tracks the positon of the retroreflective marker(s) placed on the left wing of a 1.3-m-wingspan ornithopter. The time-varying three-dimensional data of the wing kinematics were recorded for a single frequency. The wing shape data was then plotted on a two-dimensional plane to understand the wing dynamic behaviour of an ornithopter. Specifically, the wing tip path, leading edge bending, wing membrane shape, local twist, stroke angle and wing velocity were analyzed. As the three characteristic angles can be expressed in the Fourier series as a function of time, the kinematics of the wing can be computationally generated for the aerodynamic study of flapping flight through the Fourier coefficients presented. Analysis of the ornithopter wing showed how the ornithopter closely mimics the flight motions of birds despite several physical limitations. View Full-Text
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Rongfa, M.N.; Pantuphag, T.; Srigrarom, S. Analysis of Kinematics of Flapping Wing UAV Using OptiTrack Systems. Aerospace 2016, 3, 23.
Rongfa MN, Pantuphag T, Srigrarom S. Analysis of Kinematics of Flapping Wing UAV Using OptiTrack Systems. Aerospace. 2016; 3(3):23.Chicago/Turabian Style
Rongfa, Matthew N.; Pantuphag, Teppatat; Srigrarom, Sutthiphong. 2016. "Analysis of Kinematics of Flapping Wing UAV Using OptiTrack Systems." Aerospace 3, no. 3: 23.
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