Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers ( IEEE )
This work presents an animation of the sporangial motion for making bionic tail flaps of micro-air-vehicles (MAVs) regarding energy saving. A SUS-304 steel foil of 40 μm-thick is used as the substrate and Nd-YAG laser cutting is performed to construct the surface tension-driven actuator. Surface modification including parylene coating and oxygen plasma treatment are tried to enlarge the actuation stroke angle.
The 8th IEEE International Conference on Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems (IEEE NEMS 2013)