DL13: Multidirectional Force and Torque Sensor for Insect Flight Research


In order to understand the unsteady aerodynamics of insect flight, a sensor has been fabricated that measures the small multidirectional forces generated by fruit flies during tethered flight while simultaneously supporting it inside a LED flight simulator arena. This sensor will provide quantitative data that will help to better understand sensorimotor mechanisms of flight control in flying insects.

Project end date: 01/29/08

Publication date: 
August 14, 2007
Publication type: 
BSAC Project Materials (Final/Archive)
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