Flight performance of micro-wings rotating in an alternating magnetic field

Norihisa Miki, Isao Shimoyama

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Abstract

The flight mechanism that gains thrust by rotating magnetic wings in an alternating magnetic field is proposed. Through the analysis and the experiments with large-sized models whose wing length is from 3 mm to 8.6 mm, some hints for the design of micro-sized models whose wing length is around 1 mm were shown. That is, the wings should be flat, the angle of attack should be over 25 degrees, and the take-off frequency is estimated to be 600 Hz. We made micro-sized models using MEMS technology. The wings are made of electroplated nickel, and a thin glass rod is attached to the center as an axis of rotation. The glass rod is inserted into a small glass tube which works as an outer bearing. The 900 μm long micro-wings succeed in flying up at a rotating frequency of 570 Hz. The thrust generated by the wings at 570 Hz can be regarded as the weight of the micro-wings.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS)
Editors Anon
PublisherIEEE
Pages153-158
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1999 12th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS - Orlando, FL, USA
Duration: 1999 Jan 171999 Jan 21

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1999 12th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS
CityOrlando, FL, USA
Period99/1/1799/1/21

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Flight dynamics
Magnetic fields
Glass
Bearings (structural)
Takeoff
Angle of attack
MEMS
Nickel

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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Miki, N., & Shimoyama, I. (1999). Flight performance of micro-wings rotating in an alternating magnetic field. In Anon (Ed.), Proceedings of the IEEE Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) (pp. 153-158). IEEE.

Flight performance of micro-wings rotating in an alternating magnetic field. / Miki, Norihisa; Shimoyama, Isao.

Proceedings of the IEEE Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS). ed. / Anon. IEEE, 1999. p. 153-158.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Miki, N & Shimoyama, I 1999, Flight performance of micro-wings rotating in an alternating magnetic field. in Anon (ed.), Proceedings of the IEEE Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS). IEEE, pp. 153-158, Proceedings of the 1999 12th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS, Orlando, FL, USA, 99/1/17.
Miki N, Shimoyama I. Flight performance of micro-wings rotating in an alternating magnetic field. In Anon, editor, Proceedings of the IEEE Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS). IEEE. 1999. p. 153-158
Miki, Norihisa ; Shimoyama, Isao. / Flight performance of micro-wings rotating in an alternating magnetic field. Proceedings of the IEEE Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS). editor / Anon. IEEE, 1999. pp. 153-158
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