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Bird wings act as a suspension system that rejects gusts

Author(s): Jorn A. Cheney, Jonathan P. J. Stevenson, Nicholas E. Durston, Jialei Song, James R. Usherwood, Richard J. Bomphrey, Shane P. Windsor
Published in: Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 287/1937, 2020, Page(s) 20201748, ISSN 0962-8452
Publisher: Royal Society of London
DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2020.1748

Distributed Pressure Sensing–Based Flight Control for Small Fixed-Wing Unmanned Aerial Systems

Author(s): Kieran T. Wood, Sergio Araujo-Estrada, Thomas Richardson, Shane Windsor
Published in: Journal of Aircraft, 56/5, 2019, Page(s) 1951-1960, ISSN 1533-3868
Publisher: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
DOI: 10.2514/1.C035416

Habitat use of urban-nesting lesser black-backed gulls during the breeding season

Author(s): Anouk Spelt, Cara Williamson, Judy Shamoun-Baranes, Emily Shepard, Peter Rock, Shane Windsor
Published in: Scientific Reports, 9/1, 2019, ISSN 2045-2322
Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-019-46890-6

Fine-scale flight strategies of gulls in urban airflows indicate risk and reward in city living

Author(s): Emily L. C. Shepard, Cara Williamson, Shane P. Windsor
Published in: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 371/1704, 2016, Page(s) 20150394, ISSN 0962-8436
Publisher: Royal Society of London
DOI: 10.1098/rstb.2015.0394

Avian surface reconstruction in free flight with application to flight stability analysis of a barn owl and peregrine falcon

Author(s): Nicholas E. Durston, Xue Wan, Jian G. Liu, Shane P. Windsor
Published in: The Journal of Experimental Biology, 222/9, 2019, Page(s) jeb185488, ISSN 0022-0949
Publisher: The Company of Biologists Ltd.
DOI: 10.1242/jeb.185488

Distributed Pressure Sensing–Based Flight Control for Small Fixed-Wing Unmanned Aerial Systems

Author(s): Kieran T. Wood, Sergio Araujo-Estrada, Thomas Richardson, and Shane Windsor
Published in: Journal of Aircraft, 2019, Page(s) In Press, ISSN 0021-8669
Publisher: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Urban gulls adapt foraging schedule to human‐activity patterns

Author(s): Anouk Spelt, Oliver Soutar, Cara Williamson, Jane Memmott, Judy Shamoun‐Baranes, Peter Rock, Shane Windsor
Published in: Ibis, 2020, ISSN 0019-1019
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing Inc.
DOI: 10.1111/ibi.12892

Aerodynamic State and Loads Estimation Using Bioinspired Distributed Sensing

Author(s): Sergio A. Araujo-Estrada, Shane P. Windsor
Published in: Journal of Aircraft, 2020, ISSN 1533-3868
Publisher: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
DOI: 10.2514/1.c036224

Unmanned aerial vehicle control costs mirror bird behaviour when soaring close to buildings

Author(s): Ana Guerra-Langan, Sergio Araujo-Estrada, Shane Windsor
Published in: International Journal of Micro Air Vehicles, 12, 2020, Page(s) 175682932094100, ISSN 1756-8293
Publisher: Multi-Science Publishing Co. Ltd
DOI: 10.1177/1756829320941005

High aerodynamic lift from the tail reduces drag in gliding raptors

Author(s): James R. Usherwood, Jorn A. Cheney, Jialei Song, Shane P. Windsor, Jonathan P. J. Stevenson, Uwe Dierksheide, Alex Nila, Richard J. Bomphrey
Published in: The Journal of Experimental Biology, 223/3, 2020, Page(s) jeb214809, ISSN 0022-0949
Publisher: The Company of Biologists Ltd.
DOI: 10.1242/jeb.214809

Artificial Neural Network-Based Flight Control Using Distributed Sensors on Fixed-Wing Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Author(s): Sergio A. Araujo-Estrada, Shane P. Windsor
Published in: AIAA Scitech 2020 Forum, 2020, ISBN 978-1-62410-595-1
Publisher: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
DOI: 10.2514/6.2020-1485

Bio-inspired Distributed Strain and Airflow Sensing for Small Unmanned Air Vehicle Flight Control

Author(s): Sergio A. Araujo-Estrada, Francis Salama, Colin M. Greatwood, Kieran T. Wood, Thomas S. Richardson, Shane P. Windsor
Published in: AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, 2017, ISBN 978-1-62410-450-3
Publisher: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
DOI: 10.2514/6.2017-1487

Aerodynamic Variables and Loads Estimation Using Bio-Inspired Distributed Sensing

Author(s): Sergio A. Araujo-Estrada, Shane P. Windsor
Published in: AIAA Scitech 2019 Forum, 2019, ISBN 978-1-62410-578-4
Publisher: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
DOI: 10.2514/6.2019-1934

Simulation of a Machine Learning Based Controller for a Fixed-Wing UAV with Distributed Sensors

Author(s): Ana Guerra-Langan, Sergio A. Araujo-Estrada, Arthur Richards, Shane P. Windsor
Published in: AIAA Scitech 2020 Forum, 2020, ISBN 978-1-62410-595-1
Publisher: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
DOI: 10.2514/6.2020-1239

Bird-inspired Velocity Optimization for UAVs in the Urban Environment

Author(s): Cara J. Williamson, Anouk Spelt, Shane P. Windsor
Published in: AIAA Scitech 2020 Forum, 2020, ISBN 978-1-62410-595-1
Publisher: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
DOI: 10.2514/6.2020-1948

From wing shape to fluid dynamics in the barn owl (Tyto alba)

Author(s): Jorn A Cheney, Jonathan PJ Stevenson, Nick E Durston, Jialei Song, Masateru Maeda, Shane P Windsor, James R Usherwood, Richard J Bomphrey
Published in: bioRxiv, 2020
Publisher: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
DOI: 10.1101/2020.05.29.121178