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Surface excavation with model predictive control

Shekhar, RC and Maciejowski, JM (2010) Surface excavation with model predictive control. Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control. pp. 5239-5244. ISSN 0191-2216

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This paper describes the application of variable-horizon model predictive control to trajectory generation in surface excavation. A nonlinear dynamic model of a surface mining machine digging in oil sand is developed as a test platform. This model is then stabilised with an inner-loop controller before being linearised to generate a prediction model. The linear model is used to design a predictive controller for trajectory generation. A variable horizon formulation is augmented with extra terms in the cost function to allow more control over digging, whilst still preserving the guarantee of finite-time completion. Simulations show the generation of realistic trajectories, motivating new applications of variable horizon MPC for autonomy that go beyond the realm of vehicle path planning. ©2010 IEEE.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Div F > Control
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2017 19:46
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2021 07:55
DOI: 10.1109/CDC.2010.5717851