Air vehicle simulator : An application for a cable array robot

Usher, Kane, Winstanley, Graeme, Corke, Peter, Carnie, Ryan J., & Stauffacher, Dirk (2005) Air vehicle simulator : An application for a cable array robot. In Proceedings of the 2005 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 2005. ICRA 2005, IEEE, Palau de Congressos de Catalunya, Barcelona, pp. 2241-2246.

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The development of autonomous air vehicles can be an expensive research pursuit. To alleviate some of the financial burden of this process, we have constructed a system consisting of four winches each attached to a central pod (the simulated air vehicle) via cables - a cable-array robot. The system is capable of precisely controlling the three dimensional position of the pod allowing effective testing of sensing and control strategies before experimentation on a free-flying vehicle. In this paper, we present a brief overview of the system and provide a practical control strategy for such a system. ©2005 IEEE.

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ID Code: 32754
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Autonomous air vehicles, Cable-array robot, Control
DOI: 10.1109/ROBOT.2005.1570446
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING (090600) > Control Systems Robotics and Automation (090602)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 IEEE
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