A cable-array robot for air vehicle simulation

Usher, Kane, Winstanley, Graeme, Corke, Peter, Stauffacher, Dirk, & Carnie, Ryan (2004) A cable-array robot for air vehicle simulation. In Barnes, Nick & Austin, David (Eds.) Proceedings of the 2004 Australasian Conference on Robotics & Automation, Australian Robotics & Automation Association, Australian National University Canberra.

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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.

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ID Code: 33834
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Proceedings of ACRA available on CD-ROM, at a cost of Aus$200 each.
Keywords: autonomous air vehicles, cable-array robot, air vehicle simulation
ISBN: 0-9587583-6-0
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING (090600)
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 2004 [please consult author]
Deposited On: 23 Sep 2010 02:27
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2017 14:42

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