Conceptual Simulator Implementation of Flapping Wing Micro Air Vehicle Using FLAMES
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
The interest for Flapping Wing Micro Air Vehicles (FWMAV) is growing. With this comes a need for future users to test and evaluate these vehicles with simulations. This study presents a first iteration of an implementation of a FWMAV in FLAMES Simulation Framework. An aerodynamic model based on the widely used quasi-steady blade element approach is presented and a first linearised version is implemented in FLAMES. The simulation model is capable of both manual and autonomous flight. With the first person view a pilot can investigate buildings and objects. The study gives an idea of how FLAMES can be used for this type of simulations. FLAMES provides a good environment for testing the vehicle both individually and in a context with other units.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 18 p.
Trita-AVE, ISSN 1651-7660 ; 2012:50
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-102056OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-102056DiVA: diva2:550530
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