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.
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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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|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|
|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|
Past > Schools > School of Engineering Systems
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2004 [please consult author]|
|Deposited On:||23 Sep 2010 12:27|
|Last Modified:||11 Aug 2011 04:22|
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