Levitation control of AEROTRAIN: Development of experimental wing-in-ground effect vehicle and stabilization along Z Axis and about roll and pitch axes

Yusuke Sugahara, Yusuke Ikeuchi, Ryo Suzuki, Yasuhisa Hirata, Kazuhiro Kosuge, Yukio Noguchi, Satoshi Kikuchi, Yasuaki Kohama

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Abstract

The goal of this study is to develop levitation stabilization control for an aerodynamically levitated highspeed, high-efficiency train, "Aero-Train." Levitation occurs due to the wing-in-ground effect acting on a U-shaped guideway. To achieve our goal, we developed a small experimental prototype of the wing-in-ground vehicle, its dynamic model and control for stabilization along the Z axis and about the roll and pitch axes using a linear quadratic regulator, as described in this paper. Control effectiveness is confirmed by experimental results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)338-349
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Robotics and Mechatronics
Volume23
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jun

Keywords

  • Aerial robotics and mechatronics
  • Aero-Train
  • Levitation control
  • Wing-in-ground effect

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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