Out-of-plane permalloy magnetic actuators for delta-wing control

Chang Liu, Tom Tsao, Yu Chong Tai, Tzong Shyng Leu, Chih Ming Ho, Wei Long Tang, Denny Miu

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Surface micromachined out-of-plane permalloy actuator arrays are developed for controlling the rolling moment of a tail-less delta-wing. The actuator consists of a millimeter sized electroplated permalloy plate with supporting polysilicon beams and is driven by an external magnetic field. Large angular deflections and vertical deflections are demonstrated. The magnetic forces and flow loading involved in the flap operation is on the order of hundred's of μN. Wind-tunnel tests confirm that a rolling moment on the wing can be generated by the flap operation.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 1995 Jan 1
EventProceedings of the 1995 IEEE Micro Electro Mechanical Systems Conference - Amsterdam, Neth
Duration: 1995 Jan 291995 Feb 2


OtherProceedings of the 1995 IEEE Micro Electro Mechanical Systems Conference
CityAmsterdam, Neth

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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