Experimental investigation of micro-aerial vehicle wing designs

An Yu Hsu, Kerwin Wang

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Abstract

The use of micro aerial vehicles (MAV) has become a rapidly growing class of aerial vehicle for habit, commercial industrial and many other applications. However, micro aerial vehicle design is a challenge because of the lack of understanding about the aerodynamics of miniaturized aircraft at low speeds. This paper presents a novel tandem-morphing wing system for MAV design. The bio-inspired design is tested with various angles of attack for low chord Reynolds number regimes around × 104. 16 different morphing-wing configurations are tested for lift-to-drag ratio optimization. This systematic experiments link the influence of the airfoil configurations of tandem-wings to the performance of its aerodynamic characteristics.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2017 IEEE International Conference on Information, Communication and Engineering
Subtitle of host publicationInformation and Innovation for Modern Technology, ICICE 2017
EditorsArtde Donald Kin-Tak Lam, Stephen D. Prior, Teen-Hang Meen
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages385-388
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781538632024
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Oct 1
Event2017 IEEE International Conference on Information, Communication and Engineering, ICICE 2017 - Xiamen, Fujian, China
Duration: 2017 Nov 172017 Nov 20

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2017 IEEE International Conference on Information, Communication and Engineering: Information and Innovation for Modern Technology, ICICE 2017

Other

Other2017 IEEE International Conference on Information, Communication and Engineering, ICICE 2017
CountryChina
CityXiamen, Fujian
Period17-11-1717-11-20

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Information Systems and Management

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Hsu, A. Y., & Wang, K. (2018). Experimental investigation of micro-aerial vehicle wing designs. In A. D. K-T. Lam, S. D. Prior, & T-H. Meen (Eds.), Proceedings of the 2017 IEEE International Conference on Information, Communication and Engineering: Information and Innovation for Modern Technology, ICICE 2017 (pp. 385-388). [8479173] (Proceedings of the 2017 IEEE International Conference on Information, Communication and Engineering: Information and Innovation for Modern Technology, ICICE 2017). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICICE.2017.8479173