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Using a Large 2 Degree of Freedom Tail for Autonomous Aerobatics on a Flapping Wing Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

[+] Author Affiliations
Luke Roberts, Hugh Bruck

University of Maryland College Park, College Park, MD

S. K. Gupta

University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

Paper No. DETC2016-60387, pp. V05AT07A074; 11 pages
  • ASME 2016 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference
  • Volume 5A: 40th Mechanisms and Robotics Conference
  • Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, August 21–24, 2016
  • Conference Sponsors: Design Engineering Division, Computers and Information in Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-5015-2
  • Copyright © 2016 by ASME


Flapping wing unmanned aerial vehicles (FWUAVs) provide an alternative to traditional platforms because they are more maneuverable than fixed wing platforms while being faster, quieter, and more natural looking than rotary wing platforms. While real birds are able to execute complex and highly controlled aerobatic maneuvers, executing FWUAV aerobatics presents unique challenges due to difficulty in execution of controlled quick orientation change. This paper demonstrates a simple method for using a large 2 degree of freedom tail for quick orientation changes and flight control, enabling execution of a pre-programmed backflip maneuver on the Robo Raven V, a hybrid FWUAV. The platform reached angular velocities of up to 420° per second during the maneuver.

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