Bioinspired Flapping Wings – Insect Clap and Fling Mechanism

Bio-Inspired drones like Quad-wing UAVs have been inspired as one of the effective and efficient aerial vehicle designs in the nano drone category. However, as flapping wing nano aerial vehicle development becomes more precision-engineered, flight endurance becomes a bottleneck that slows down development because of the essential constraint in energy supply imposed by the aircraft’s overall size and weight. The Insect-based UAVs enhance lift and propulsive forces in Mars, Jupiter, and Titan planets with low Reynolds number (Re) atmospheres.

Aerodynamic Performance of Bioinspired Aerial Vehicle

Forward thrust is created by aerodynamic forces on flapping wings. Natural flyers, such as birds and insects, make good use of these forces. The effectiveness of flapping wings can be increased in a variety of ways, as per the comprehensive studies carried out at TiHAN.

Precision Landing

The system comprises a highly accurate flight controller and a visual sensor for object detection. The platform is constructed to integrate into various types of unmanned aerial vehicles. The method for the visual tracking of the landing platform via an optical camera enables us to increase the landing reliability.

Waypoint Navigation

Waypoint GPS Navigation allows a drone to fly on its own with its flying destination or points preplanned and configured into the drone remote control navigational software. This instructs the drone where to fly; at what height; the speed to fly at and it can also be configured to hover at each waypoint.

Beyond-Visual Line-of-sight operations

The distances at which drones and UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) operate outside of their typically visual range are referred to as BVLOS. BVLOS capabilities enable a drone to cover far greater distances significantly improving the economics and feasibility of many commercial operations.

Marker Based Landing

Camera-based landing using AruCo markers; improvising the precision landing technology.