BATMAV: a Bio-inspired Micro-Air Vehicle for Flapping Flight - Kinematic Modeling available in Paperback
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- VDM Verlag Dr. Mueller e.K.
This book is a comprehensive analysis of kinematical modeling for a flight platform with flexible wings applying robotic manipulator theory. The Denavit-Hartenberg notation is widely employed for the direct kinematics of 2DOF wing and 3DOF wing in order to mimic the forward flight of the long-eared bat Plecotus auritus. Due to this fact, the book is very useful for students as well as hobbyists who want: o An in-depth understanding of kinematical modeling for robotic manipulator arms; o An understanding of flapping flight; o A good example of computer simulation for a robotic arm using MATLAB; The kinematic modeling is using as a starting point the profound research that Dr. Ulla M. Norberg from the Department of Zoology of the University of Göteborg, Sweden has performed over the years on the long-eared bat Plecotus auritus. BATMAV is targeting missions like military or law enforcement surveillance, chemical or biological agent detection, reconnaissance in confined spaces, search for rescue in burning or collapsed buildings, practically any surveillance in hazardous environments.