JRM Vol.29 No.3 pp. 591-601
doi: 10.20965/jrm.2017.p0591


Maneuvering Support System for an Amphibian Vehicle – Warning Display to Prevent Rough Maneuvers –

Ryota Hayashi*1, Genki Matsuyama*2, Hisanori Amano*3, Hitomu Saiki*3, Tetsuya Kinugasa*1, Koji Yoshida*1, Masatsugu Iribe*4, and Kenichi Tokuda*5

*1Department of Mechanical Systems Engineering, Okayama University of Science
1-1 Ridai-cho, Kita-ku, Okayama 700-0005, Japan

*2Ichihara Works, Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.
3 Chigusa-kaigan, Ichihara, Chiba 299-0108, Japan

*3National Research Institute of Fire and Disaster
4-35-3 Jindaiji-Higashi-Machi, Chofu, Tokyo 182-0012, Japan

*4Department of Electro-Mechanical Engineering, Osaka Electro-Communication University
18-8 Hatsu-cho, Neyagawa, Osaka 572-8530, Japan

*5Faculty of Systems Engineering, Wakayama University
930 Sakaedani, Wakayama 640-8510, Japan

January 20, 2016
March 8, 2017
June 20, 2017
maneuvering support system, amphibian vehicle, trajectory control, warning display, nonlinear control

Maneuvering Support System for an Amphibian Vehicle – Warning Display to Prevent Rough Maneuvers –

Amphibian vehicle maneuvering simulator

This study proposes a maneuvering support system for an amphibian vehicle by applying a nonlinear state feedback control law for vehicle trajectory control. We consider that the vehicle should not drift sideways for good driving performance. To derive a nonlinear state feedback control law, we have defined ‘Maneuvering Trajectory’ as an additional reference trajectory that is generated by the driver’s maneuver. We have constructed a Lyapunov-like function for the trajectory control system. In this paper, we construct a vehicle-maneuvering simulator and set a clockwise circular reference trajectory. The efficiency of the proposed maneuvering support system is shown in the maneuvering simulations. We consider the case where the propulsive forces of the vehicle have limited influence on maneuverability. A new warning display system is proposed so that the driver can recognize if his or her maneuver is not suitable. Then, we examine the feasibility of the proposed warning display system through several simulations.

Cite this article as:
Ryota Hayashi, Genki Matsuyama, Hisanori Amano, Hitomu Saiki, Tetsuya Kinugasa, Koji Yoshida, Masatsugu Iribe, and Kenichi Tokuda, “Maneuvering Support System for an Amphibian Vehicle – Warning Display to Prevent Rough Maneuvers –,” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.29, No.3, pp. 591-601, 2017.
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