The stimulating output configuration of IMU circuit board and an exploration of the effect of pitching on insects' flight control
Date of Issue2017
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Insect flight studies have always been of great interests to researchers, which include imitation of insect flight and control of cyborg insects. Being a part of the larger project, Cyborg Beetle Flight Control, this final year project was to develop the IMU circuit board and to explore of the role of pitching during beetle's free flight. For the first half, an IMU circuit board was con figured so that it was able to generate four independent channels of analogue output signals that are used to stimulate the flight muscles of beetle. Other configurations regarding to the radio frequency communication were also be done. The second half of the project was to explore the correlations between pitching and flight specifications, like flight height, flight speeds and flight accelerations. Data from free flight experiments were processed and analyzed in MATLAB, which showed correlation between pitch angle and z-speed, and correlation between pitch angle and x-acceleration. The result provides a new systematic method to better control beetle flight, with its speeds and accelerations in a three-dimensional world. Further proof of causality had to be done to provide evidence of causality between these quantities.
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Final Year Project (FYP)
Nanyang Technological University