The Hybrid Bio-Inspired Aerial Vehicle: Concept and SIMSCAPE Flight Simulation

Publisher:
IEEE
Publication Type:
Conference Proceeding
Citation:
Proceedings of the 38th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society 2016 (EMBC), 2016, pp. 2107 - 2110
Issue Date:
2016-08-16
Full metadata record
Files in This Item:
Filename Description Size
1DEAA19E-F67D-4574-A14C-E626801FE952 am (1).pdfAccepted Manuscript version2.7 MB
Adobe PDF
This paper introduces a Silver Gull-inspired hybrid aerial vehicle, the Super Sydney Silver Gull (SSSG), which is able to vary its structure, under different manoeuvre requirements, to implement three flight modes: the flapping wing flight, the fixed wing flight, and the quadcopter flight (the rotary wing flight of Unmanned Air Vehicle). Specifically, through proper mechanism design and flight mode transition, the SSSG can imitate the Silver Gull’s flight gesture during flapping flight, save power consuming by switching to the fixed wing flight mode during long-range cruising, and hover at targeted area when transferring to quadcopter flight mode. Based on the aerodynamic models, the Simscape, a product of MathWorks, is used to simulate and analyse the performance of the SSSG’s flight modes. The entity simulation results indicate that the created SSSG’s 3D model is feasible and ready to be manufactured for further flight tests.
Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: