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Inverse Kinematics of a Dual Linear Actuator Pitch/Roll Heliostat

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)

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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

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