A Cable-Array Robot for Air Vehicle Simulation

Abstract

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 cablearray 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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@inproceedings{UsherACR, title={A Cable-Array Robot for Air Vehicle Simulation}, author={Kane Usher and Graeme J. Winstanley and Peter I. Corke and Dirk Stauffacher and Ryan Carnie} }