Accession Number:

ADA513776

Title:

Generation of Controllable Time-Mean Microvortices to Mimic Insect Flights

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ASIAN OFFICE OF AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT APO AP 96337-0007

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2010-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

37.0

Abstract:

This report presents a study of a novel mechanism microvortices to generate lift towards application in micro air vehicle MAV. The mechanism of vortex generation considered is in-plane oscillation of a flat plate with suitable structure on the plates top surface. Methodologically, experimental approach is first commenced followed by compution to study a wide range of parameter space. The microdevice leverages on Lorentz force to drive the suspended MEMs-based microplate to in-plane resonance.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE