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Fall 2006

October 02, 2006 (Monday)
“Biologically Inspired Air Vehicle Design Principles”
Prof. Robert C. Michelson
Georgia Tech Research Institute
No other air vehicle design space has presented the mix of challenges as that of miniature flight platforms.  By definition these tiny platforms are unmanned and endeavor to invade the flight regime of birds and insects.  In order to do so, the creators of these aerial robots must address the same physical design constraints which have already been mastered by the world of airborne biology, including low Reynolds number aerodynamics, high energy density, and extreme miniaturization.  This presentation focuses on the high degree of innovation required to make practical miniaturized flying machines on the scale of small birds and insects.

Time: 3:00 pm
Conference  Marc Auditorium UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED.

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