DOI: 10.3390/aerospace11010025 ISSN: 2226-4310

A Bibliometric Analysis of Flapping Wing Instrumentation

Alex T. Lefik, Romeo M. Marian, Javaan S. Chahl
  • Aerospace Engineering

There are flapping wing-style systems being developed by various institutions around the world. However, despite there being many systems that superficially appear robust, there is no viable flapping wing flying system at this time. We identified a gap in knowledge and capability, which is that the lack of appropriate instrumentation seems to be a major roadblock in further developing flapping wing flying systems. There is no complete solution in regards to instrumentation and sensing at the appropriate scales. This paper seeks to critically examine and classify the existing instrumentation utilized and reported in the literature and attempts to identify the path forward for flapping wing-style instrumentation.

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