Method and Apparatus for Cable-Driven Adaptive Vibration Control

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In recent years, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) have been used increasingly for information gathering, such as reconnaissance, surveillance, and target tracking, for both military and civil purposes. UAVs are equipped with vital, sophisticated sensors and instruments that suffer from high-frequency vibrations due to propeller vibration and air friction. There currently exists a need to minimize the desired vibration disturbances as they can severely degrade instrument performance.

Researchers at Purdue University have developed a cable-driven adaptive vibration control system. The technology described replaces traditional rigid links with a control system that is much lighter and fit for a UAV. By introducing actuators into the cable-driven system, it automatically adapts to various dynamic vibration environments by actively adjusting cable tensions

-Adapts to various dynamic environments

Potential Applications:
-Vibration control systems
Aug 10, 2018
Utility Patent
United States
May 5, 2020

Aug 11, 2017
United States
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