Consider a crane operator loading a shipping container at a dock. If the operator isn't carefully trained, the shipping container swings back and forth as it is moved, like a pendulum. To compensate, a control system can be used to take the operator's commands and augment them to cancel unwanted vibrations. This research project aims to implement new feedforward controllers on a crane proxy system (a pendulum), evaluating their effectiveness.
Student Skill-Set Needed: some knowledge of dynamic systems, some mechatronics experience, some computer programming experience
Compensation: Academic Credit, Volunteer
Available: Fall, Spring, Summer
For further information on this opportunity, or to apply, contact:
Faculty Member: Aaron Estes
Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Mechanical And Aerospace Engineering