An attitude control of a micro-flight mechanism with rotational wings

N. Miki, I. Shimoyama

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Abstract

An attitude control of a micro-flight mechanism with magnetic rotational wings in an alternating magnetic field is discussed. The micro-flight mechanism is composed of the magnetic rotational wings, the body, and the arch to support the axis of the rotational wings. We define the axes as: x-axis is in the direction of the magnetic field, y-axis and z-axis are in the horizontal direction and in the vertical direction in the orthogonal plane to x-axis, respectively. The attitude control around y-axis and z-axis is conducted by the magnetic anisotropic torque. The attitude control by magnetic force, however, is not effective in x-axis direction. The direction of the thrust must be kept vertical; otherwise, the drift of the thrust enhances the roll around x-axis. The arch supports the axis of the rotational wings to keep the direction of the thrust. The attitude control around every axis was evaluated through the experiments with the fabricated micromechanisms. The micro-flight mechanism succeeded in floating to the guides for 8 seconds.

Original languageEnglish
Pages602-605
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes
Event14th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS 2001) - Interlaken, Switzerland
Duration: 2001 Jan 212001 Jan 25

Other

Other14th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS 2001)
CountrySwitzerland
CityInterlaken
Period01/1/2101/1/25

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Miki, N., & Shimoyama, I. (2001). An attitude control of a micro-flight mechanism with rotational wings. 602-605. Paper presented at 14th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS 2001), Interlaken, Switzerland.