Alqudah, HM, Cao, K, Zhang, T, Haddad, A, Su, S, Celler, B & Nguyen, H 2016, 'Cardiovascular Fitness Strengthening Using Portable Device', 2016 IEEE 38th Annual International Conference of the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, IEEE, USA, pp. 2692-2695.View/Download from: UTS OPUS or Publisher's site
The paper describes a reliable and valid Portable Exercise Monitoring system developed using TI eZ430-Chronos watch, which can control the exercise intensity through audio stimulation in order to increase the Cardiovascular fitness strengthening.
Zhang, T, Su, S & Nguyen, HT 2016, 'The Hybrid Bio-Inspired Aerial Vehicle: Concept and SIMSCAPE Flight Simulation', Proceedings of the 38th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society 2016 (EMBC), International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, IEEE, Orlando, Florida, USA, pp. 2107-2110.View/Download from: UTS OPUS or Publisher's site
This paper introduces a Silver Gull-inspired hybrid aerial vehicle, the Super Sydney Silver Gull (SSSG), which is able to vary its structure, under different manoeuvre requirements, to implement three flight modes: the flapping wing flight, the fixed wing flight, and the quadcopter flight (the rotary wing flight of Unmanned Air Vehicle). Specifically, through proper mechanism design and flight mode transition, the SSSG can imitate the Silver Gull's flight gesture during flapping flight, save power consuming by switching to the fixed wing flight mode during long-range cruising, and hover at targeted area when transferring to quadcopter flight mode. Based on the aerodynamic models, the Simscape, a product of MathWorks, is used to simulate and analyse the performance of the SSSG's flight modes. The entity simulation results indicate that the created SSSG's 3D model is feasible and ready to be manufactured for further flight tests.
Zhang, T, Zhou, C & Su, SW 2015, 'Design and development of bio-inspired flapping wing aerial vehicles', Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Advanced Robotics and Intelligent Systems (ARIS), International Conference on Advanced Robotics and Intelligent Systems, IEEE, Taipei, Taiwan, pp. 1-6.View/Download from: UTS OPUS or Publisher's site
This paper introduces the design and development process of a flapping wing air vehicle (FWAV) and the modified Silver-Gull inspired flapping wing air vehicle (SGFWAV). The selection of the flapping mechanism, power source, material and the associated manufacturing methods are discussed. Free flight test showed that the flapping of the wings were unstable due to the configuration of the flapping mechanism. A modified flapping mechanism is applied on the SGFWAV. The mathematical model of the SGFWAV is established and initial flight simulation indicates that the tail's motion generate additional aerodynamic lift and propulsive forces for the SGFWAV.
Zhang, T, Zhou, C, Zhang, X & Wang, C 2011, 'Design, analysis, optimization and fabrication of a flapping wing MAV', Proceedings 2011 International Conference on Mechatronic Science, Electric Engineering and Computer, MEC 2011, pp. 2241-2244.View/Download from: Publisher's site
This research aims at developing a flapping wing micro air vehicle model. The development of micro air vehicle model is a complex project involved with micro power transmission system design, low Reynolds number aerodynamics analysis, wind tunnel experiment, flight control algorithms and energy supply etc. This research focus on the field of flapping mechanism design and optimization, the aerodynamic layout of wing and tail design was also involved. The finally designed model was fabricated using traditional machining process with a total 14.88 g including the electronic module. Initial experiments showed that the spatial flapping mechanism based FMAV model provided a symmetric and steady flapping motion. © 2011 IEEE.