Publication Type : Conference Paper
Thematic Areas : Wireless Network and Application
Publisher : AIP Conference Proceedings, American Institute of Physics Inc.
Source : AIP Conference Proceedings, American Institute of Physics Inc., Volume 1850 (2017)
Url : https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-85023603570&doi=10.1063%2f1.4984361&partnerID=40&md5=b1b55a0c538c029eb860d840d7b1e0aa
ISBN : 9780735415225
Campus : Amritapuri
School : School of Arts and Sciences, School of Engineering
Center : Amrita Center for Wireless Networks and Applications (AmritaWNA)
Department : Mechanical Engineering, Physics
Year : 2017
Abstract : This work presents a simple, computationally efficient inverse kinematics solution for a pitch/roll heliostat using two linear actuators. The heliostat design and kinematics have been developed, modeled and tested using computer simulation software. A physical heliostat prototype was fabricated to validate the theoretical computations and data. Pitch/roll heliostats have numerous advantages including reduced cost potential and reduced space requirements, with a primary disadvantage being the significantly more complicated kinematics, which are solved here. Novel methods are applied to simplify the inverse kinematics problem which could be applied to other similar problems. © 2017 Author(s).
Cite this Research Publication : J. Freeman, B. Shankar, and G. Sundaram, “Inverse kinematics of a dual linear actuator pitch/roll heliostat”, in AIP Conference Proceedings, 2017, vol. 1850