Biomimicry of the manduca sexta forewing using SRT protein complex for FWMAV development

Simone C. Michaels, Kenneth C. Moses, Richard J. Bachmann, Reginald Felix Hamilton, Abdon Pena-Francesch, Asheesh Lanba, Melik C. Demirel, Roger D. Quinn

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Abstract

A new thermoplastic protein complex, Squid Ring Teeth (SRT), has been adapted for use in the artificial reconstruction of a Manduca sexta wing. The SRT protein complex exhibits consistent material properties over a wide range of temperatures (25 °C to 196 °C) and retains it mechanical integrity across a large frequency spectrum (0.1 Hz to 150 Hz). Insect-inspired wings comprised of SRT can therefore be reliable and robust, which are essential characteristics for flapping wing MAVs (FWMAV). The preliminary results in this paper suggest that a thorough analysis of an SRT-based wing be conducted using load cell, optical digitization, and PIV techniques. With these results, we believe it will be possible to accurately mimic the M. sexta wing in order to pave the way for next generation FWMAV development.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBiomimetic and Biohybrid Systems - 4th International Conference, Living Machines 2015, Proceedings
EditorsPaul F.M.J. Verschure, Stuart P. Wilson, Tony J. Prescott, Anna Mura
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages86-91
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9783319229782
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Event4th International Conference on Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems, Living Machines 2015 - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: Jul 28 2015Jul 31 2015

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume9222
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other4th International Conference on Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems, Living Machines 2015
CountrySpain
CityBarcelona
Period7/28/157/31/15

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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Michaels, S. C., Moses, K. C., Bachmann, R. J., Hamilton, R. F., Pena-Francesch, A., Lanba, A., Demirel, M. C., & Quinn, R. D. (2015). Biomimicry of the manduca sexta forewing using SRT protein complex for FWMAV development. In P. F. M. J. Verschure, S. P. Wilson, T. J. Prescott, & A. Mura (Eds.), Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems - 4th International Conference, Living Machines 2015, Proceedings (pp. 86-91). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 9222). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-22979-9_8