A Study of Leg-Type Landing Gear for Aerial Vehicles – Development of One Leg Model –
Kazunori Miyata*, Takamasa Sasagawa*, Takahiro Doi*,
and Kenjiro Tadakuma**
*Kanazawa Institute of Technology, 7-1 Ougigaoka, Nonoiti-mathi, Ishikawa-gun, Ishikawa 921-8501, Japan
**Osaka University, 2-1 Yamadaoka, Suita-shi, Osaka 565-0871, Japan
The novel aerial landing gear we propose has multiple articulated legs requiring no flat facilities such as landing fields. Smooth landing in rough terrain is enabled by multiple articulated legs changing shape and mechanical impedance as needed. For soft landings, it decreases velocity from fast to slow. Mechanical leg design is discussed and soft landing performance demonstrated.
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