Accession Number:

ADA499960

Title:

Onboard Stability Control System for a Flapping Wing Nano Air Vehicle

Descriptive Note:

Memorandum rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2009-04-24

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

This paper describes the design and development of a feedback system for controlling the dynamics of a flapping wing nano air vehcile NAV. A model of the vehicle dynamics and models of sensors and unique actuator mechanisms are built. An extended Kalman filter is designed to eliminate the effects of sensor bias on state estimation. Results of this study demonstrate stability and yield responses that are approaching desired performance capabilities.

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft
  • Flight Control and Instrumentation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE