1998-09-28

Smart Crane Ammunition Transfer System: Real-Time Control 985602

The Smart Crane Ammunition Transfer System (SCATS) is designed to handle, deliver, and reload missiles/ammunitions in the battlefield. The system objectives are as follow: faster missile reloading, decreased utilization of manpower, increased operator safety, reduced missile/munitions damage, reduced operator skills and training, and increased material flow. In this paper, the smart crane ammunition transfer system is introduced and discussed, including the crane, the hydraulic system, the control system, and the development environment. The emphasis is on the design, analysis, and implementation of the SCATS control system. State-of-the-art engineering techniques, such as robotic control, trajectory generation, sensory processing and task planning, are also addressed as to the way in which they will enhance the SCATS system performance and functionality as applied to the automation of complex material handling and resupply actions.

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