Control & Redundancy Resolution of the Cable Driven Parallel Manipulator
The challenging control problem of the cable driven redundant manipulators is dueto the complexity of its dynamic and the required stringent performance for the its promising applications. This paper presents an approach to the control of the KNTU CDRPM using an adaptive cascade control scheme. The goal in this approach is achieving accurate trajectory tracking while assuring positive tension in the cables. The cascade control topology uses two loops, namely the internal and external loops. The inherent nonlinear behavior of the cable manipulator is controlled by the internal loop, while the external loop can effectively reduce the target tracking errors of the end-effector in the presence of disturbance force/torques. The cascade strategy reduces the tracking error by 80% compared to that of a single loop controller in the KNTU CDRPM. Moreover, adaptation of the cascade controller gains can significantly improve the overall tracking performance. The closed–loop performance of various control topologies are analyzed by a simulation study that is performed on the KNTU CDRPM. Since, the dynamic equations of this parallel manipulator are implicit in its general form, special integration routines are used for integration. The simulation study verifies that the proposed controller is not only promising to be implemented on the KNTU CDRPM, but also being suitable for other cable driven manipulators.
|2008||M.Sc.||Parallel and Cable Robotics|