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Mechanics in Engineering ›› 2004, Vol. 26 ›› Issue (2): 0-0.doi: 10.6052/1000-0992-2004-022

• Education Study •    

BIOMIMATICS OF FLYING ANIMALS AND INTELLIGENT MICRO AIR VEHICLE

  

  • Received:2004-01-17 Revised:1900-01-01 Online:2004-04-10 Published:2004-04-10

Abstract: The current status of research and development of Micro Air Vehicles (MAV) is reviewed in the present paper. The main technical difficulties in the practical application of MAV are analyzed with emphasis on low Reynolds number aerodynamics, aerodynamic configuration with high lift to drag ratio and intelligent flight control. Based on previous experience and theory it can be said that it is almost impossible to design MAV with good flying performance using conventional design method when MAV's main scale is less than 15\,cm. Biomimatics must be considered for the design. The major issues related to biomimatic design of MAV, such as high lift mechanism, intelligent high maneuverability, resistance to disturbance and energetics, are discussed in the present paper.

Key words: micro air vehicle, biomimatics, main technique