Bruckmann, Tobias; Pott, Andreas; Franitza, Daniel; Hiller, Manfred:

A Modular Controller for Redundantly Actuated Tendon-Based Stewart Platforms

In: Proceedings of EuCoMeS, the first European Conference on Mechanism Science Obergurgl (Austria) / Husty, Manfred; Schroecker, Hans-Peter (Hrsg.)
University of Duisburg-Essen Chair of Mechatronics Lotharstr. 1, MD 222-230, 47057 Duisburg, Germany (2006)
Buchaufsatz / Kapitel / Fach: Maschinenbau
Tendon-based Stewart platforms are capable of high speeds and accelerations.
Thus, a reliable controller running with a high frequency is required. Here, an
implementation based on a modular controller architecture is shown. To control the platform on a given trajectory, the implemented position control has to be extended by a tendon force control which generates defined and safe force values. In the case of one redundant tendon, a direct calculation is possible. Having at least two redundant tendons, the computation of a force distribution requires optimization methods, which are numerically expensive. In this paper, algorithms for both cases and their embedding into the controller are presented.