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Computer Controlled Platform


The car platform can be controlled in the following modes:

  • pitch (maximum +- 10 degrees)
  • yaw (maximum +- 30 degrees)

by using two servos. Inputs to the two servos are filtered white noise representing the wave elevation spectrum or predefined time-series corresponding to other disturbances. In addition to this motion the following modes are exited by driving the car:

  • surge (x-position)
  • sway (y-position)
  • heave (z-position)
  • pitch (angle of attack)
  • yaw (heading angle)

The picture shows the platform equipped with two GPS antennas and an IMU located inside the black cylinder.

Editor: Head of department, Professor Rolf Henriksen, Contact address: Webmaster, Updated: March 30, 2004 .