Optimal control of a slot car racer

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Publication Details

Author(s): Penner J, Schlögl T, Leyendecker S
Publication year: 2017
Conference Proceedings Title: Proceedings of the 7th GACM
Language: English


Within this work, we compute and apply control strategies for the time-minimal path of a slot car racer. Here, the DMOC (Discrete Mechanics and Optimal Control) method is used to generate offline optimal trajectories for the electro-mechanically coupled system, i.e. sequences of discrete configurations and driving voltages. These sequences are embedded to a control architecture with an underling camera tracking system which allows to correct the vehicle towards the desired state via computer.

FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Leyendecker, Sigrid Prof. Dr.-Ing.
Chair of Applied Dynamics
Penner, Johann
Chair of Applied Dynamics
Schlögl, Tristan
Chair of Applied Dynamics

Research Fields

multibody dynamics and robotics
Chair of Applied Dynamics
structure preserving simulation and optimal control
Chair of Applied Dynamics
Research focus area of a faculty: Technische Fakultät

How to cite

Penner, J., Schlögl, T., & Leyendecker, S. (2017). Optimal control of a slot car racer. In Proceedings of the 7th GACM. Stuttgart, DE.

Penner, Johann, Tristan Schlögl, and Sigrid Leyendecker. "Optimal control of a slot car racer." Proceedings of the The 7th GACM Colloquium on Computational Mechanics, Stuttgart 2017.


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