DescriptionThe use of airflow information has proven to be crucial for flyers in nature to avoid predators, to assist in the detection of incoming disturbances and to aid flight control stability. We aim to enrich the lightweight, low-power, and effective low-speed airflow sensing instrumentation inspired by the hair-like structures and mechanoreceptors found in nature. These airflow sensors are then integrated onboard a novel flapping wing MAV platform which is subject to size, weight, power limitations (SWaP), and is easily disturbed by external disturbances. Applications in onboard flow measurement and disturbance detection & rejection are being explored.
|Period||2 Dec 2022|
|Event title||BioMorphic Intelligence Lab Kick-off Event and Symposium|
|Degree of Recognition||National|
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