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Flight Dynamics and Control of a Morphing UAV: Bio inspired by Natural Fliers
Technical Report,15 Sep 2015,14 Sep 2016
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON SOUTHAMPTON United Kingdom
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An experimental investigation on using Folding wingtips sERving as cONtrol effectorS FOLDERONS for a mini Unmanned Aerial Vehicle UAV was conducted. A representative off-the-shelf mini-UAV with a conventional configuration was selected. The main theme of this project is to utilize FOLDERONS as a control effectors mainly in roll to augment the control authority of conventional control surfaces. Furthermore, the impact of actuation rate on the effectiveness of FOLDERONS was assessed.
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