Popovic, Marko B.
Ornithopters, systems that utilize flapping to generate lift, are a growing field of robotics. Although they are of particular interest, there are currently no successful large scale hovering ornithopters. Continuing from last year’s MQP, this project developed a testbed that can effectively examine ornithopter designs. Realization was guided by a theoretical model developed in MATLAB. Utilizing load cells, cameras, and a LabVIEW interface, the testbed allows for the examination of different wing designs and wing motion.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project
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