On the control of US Navy cranes

J. Levinet, P. Rouchon, G. Yuan, C. Grebogi, B. R. Hunt, Eric Kostelich, E. Ott, J. A. Yorke

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A simpli ed model of the motion of a US Navy crane in the plane is presented. We prove that the system is di erentially at and we solve the (open loop) motion planning problem to carry the load from one point to another with obstacle avoidance. Simulations are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationECC 1997 - European Control Conference
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9783952426906
StatePublished - Apr 8 1997
Event4th European Control Conference, ECC 1997 - Brussels, Belgium
Duration: Jul 1 1997Jul 4 1997

Publication series

NameECC 1997 - European Control Conference


Other4th European Control Conference, ECC 1997


  • Crane control
  • Di erential atness
  • Motion planning
  • Nonlinear control

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering

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    Levinet, J., Rouchon, P., Yuan, G., Grebogi, C., Hunt, B. R., Kostelich, E., Ott, E., & Yorke, J. A. (1997). On the control of US Navy cranes. In ECC 1997 - European Control Conference (pp. 2829-2833). [7082539] (ECC 1997 - European Control Conference). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.23919/ecc.1997.7082539