Levitation control of AEROTRAIN: The design and system of experimental manned wing-in-ground vehicle ART003R

Yusuke Sugahara, Satoshi Kikuchi, Kazuhiro Kosuge, Yasuaki Kohama

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1097-1104
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Robotics and Mechatronics
Volume25
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Dec

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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