Title: System configuration of instrumented half-scaled armoured vehicle to enhance handling performance due to lateral firing impact

Authors: Vimal Rau Aparow; Khisbullah Hudha; Mohd. Sabirin Rahmat; Zulkiffli Abd. Kadir; Noor Hafizah Amer

Addresses: Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Faculty of Science and Engineering, University of Nottingham Malaysia, 43500, Semenyih, Selangor, Malaysia ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Pertahanan Nasional Malaysia, Kem Sungai Besi, 57000, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Pertahanan Nasional Malaysia, Kem Sungai Besi, 57000, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Pertahanan Nasional Malaysia, Kem Sungai Besi, 57000, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Pertahanan Nasional Malaysia, Kem Sungai Besi, 57000, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Abstract: Yaw disturbance rejection control (YDRC) is developed to improve the handling performance of armoured vehicle due firing impact. Therefore, a complete system configuration of instrumented half-scaled armoured vehicle is required to interface the YDRC algorithm with integrated measurement and control (IMC) data acquisition system, inertial measurement unit (IMU) and rotary encoder sensors. By using this configuration, the impact of firing test has been evaluated at maximum firing angle of 90° and vehicle speed of 40 km/h. Based on the actual testing, the handling response of the armoured vehicle in terms of yaw rate and angle, lateral displacement and acceleration has been improved compare to passive armoured vehicle up to 45% of reduction.

Keywords: instrumented armoured vehicle; IMC DAQ; yaw disturbance rejection control; YDRC; FOM-AFWS.

DOI: 10.1504/IJAMECHS.2021.115400

International Journal of Advanced Mechatronic Systems, 2021 Vol.9 No.1, pp.21 - 29

Received: 01 Jan 2020
Accepted: 14 Sep 2020

Published online: 21 May 2021 *

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