Virtual Insect Flight Simulator (VIFS): A software testbed for insect flight

  • Schenato L
  • Deng X
  • Wu W
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Abstract

Presents the design of the software simulator, VIFS, for insect flight. In particular, it is intended to estimate flight control algorithms and performance for a micromechanical flying insect (MFI), a 10-25 mm (wingtip-to-wingtip) device eventually capable of sustained autonomous flight. The VIFS is an end-to-end tool composed of several modular blocks which model actuator dynamics, wing aerodynamics, body motion, visual and inertial sensors, environment perception, and control algorithms. A 3D virtual environment simulation is also developed as a visualization tool. We present the current state of art of its implementation and preliminary results.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Insect aerodynamics
  • Insect dynamics
  • Insect flight
  • MFI
  • Optical flow sensor
  • Software simulator

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Authors

  • L. Schenato

  • X. Deng

  • W. C. Wu

  • S. Sastry

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