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Flight control mechanisms in birds of prey

Abstract:

Here we present the first measurements of 3D acceleration and turn rate obtained from a bird in wide-ranging free flight. These data on body kinematics are accompanied by simultaneous onboard video sequences of the head and tail kinematics, and by video of the bird taken from the ground. The bird, a Steppe eagle Aquila nipalensis, carried a miniature inertial measurement unit outputting data on body orientation, acceleration and rate of turn, together with a data logger and two wireless video...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
Carruthers, AC More by this author
Gillies, J More by this author
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Journal:
Collection of Technical Papers - 45th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting
Volume:
1
Pages:
347-354
Publication date:
2007
URN:
uuid:08ae7cb8-ca1c-4075-a314-b39f082b07dc
Source identifiers:
164980
Local pid:
pubs:164980
Language:
English

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