On the control of US Navy cranes

J. Levinet, P. Rouchon, G. Yuan, Celso Grebogi, B. R. Hunt, E. 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
Title of host publicationECC 1997 - European Control Conference
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9783952426906
Publication statusPublished - 8 Apr 1997
Event4th European Control Conference, ECC 1997 - Brussels, Belgium
Duration: 1 Jul 19974 Jul 1997


Conference4th European Control Conference, ECC 1997


  • Crane control
  • Differential atness
  • Motion planning
  • Nonlinear control


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