The goal of this study was the development of a control method for the levitation stabilization of an aerodynamically levitated train called "Aero-Train," which is a high-speed and high-efficiency train system that levitates using the wing-in-ground effect acting on a U-shaped guideway. To achieve this goal, the authors have been developing the experimental manned vehicle ART003R. This paper provides an overview of ART003R and its control system. Moreover, a description is given of the results of preliminary levitation experiments using simple PD control, which confirmed the effectiveness of the developed control system hardware.
- Aerial robotics and mechatronics
- Levitation control
- Wing-in-ground effect
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Computer Science(all)
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering