An improved method to provide a motion trajectory for full flight simulator to simulate the acceleration during a flight simulation is presented. The motion cueing trajectory is based on a constrained optimization problem, with the generated optimal acceleration cues subjected to the actuators travel constraints of the motion platform. The motion platform researched in this contribution is a redundantly actuated parallel manipulator, therefore the available workspace is more limited and the actuator constraints become more complex. The differential kinematic analysis is utilized in the optimization problem to define the relationship of the acceleration in the platform coordinate and in the actuator coordinates. An acceleration profile is defined in function of the actuator travel to create a strict acceleration constraint in the actuator coordinate, thus a strict travel constraint. The algorithm is tested in a simulation and implemented in a full size redundantly actuated motion platform. Measurement results show that the proposed new motion cueing algorithm (MCA) is able to keep the actuators within their travel limit and at the same time provide the correct motion cues for the simulator pilots. The need to tune the MCA for the worst case scenario which is necessary to avoid damage to the platform, while at the same time can be disadvantageous for the normal case use, is relieved by the utilization of the online optimization process.
Actuator Constrained Motion Cueing Algorithm for a Redundantly Actuated Stewart Platform
Contributed by the Dynamic Systems Division of ASME for publication in the JOURNAL OF DYNAMIC SYSTEMS, MEASUREMENT, AND CONTROL. Manuscript received August 25, 2015; final manuscript received January 17, 2016; published online March 30, 2016. Assoc. Editor: Dumitru I. Caruntu.
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Pradipta, J., and Sawodny, O. (March 30, 2016). "Actuator Constrained Motion Cueing Algorithm for a Redundantly Actuated Stewart Platform." ASME. J. Dyn. Sys., Meas., Control. June 2016; 138(6): 061007. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4032556
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