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Sensors 2014, 14(12), 22595-22612; doi:10.3390/s141222595

A Wireless Swing Angle Measurement Scheme Using Attitude Heading Reference System Sensing Units Based on Microelectromechanical Devices

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School of Electrical Engineering, Southeast University, No. 2, Sipailou, Nanjing 210096, China
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Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
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Received: 13 October 2014 / Revised: 16 November 2014 / Accepted: 24 November 2014 / Published: 27 November 2014
(This article belongs to the Section Physical Sensors)
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Abstract

Feasible real-time swing angle measurement is significant to improve the efficiency and safety of industrial crane systems. This paper presents a wireless microelectromechanical system (MEMS)-based swing angle measurement system. The system consists of two attitude heading reference system (AHRS) sensing units with a wireless communication function, which are mounted on the hook (or payload) and the jib (or base) of the crane, respectively. With a combination of a three-axis accelerometer, a three-axis gyroscope and a three-axis magnetometer, the standard extended Kalman filter (EKF) is used to estimate the desired orientation of the payload and the base. Wireless ZigBee communication is employed to transmit the orientation of the payload to the sensing unit mounted on the base, which measures the orientation of the base. Because several physical parameters from the payload to the base can be acquired from the original crane control system, the swing angles of the payload can be calculated based on the two measured orientation parameters together with the known physical parameters. Experiments were performed to show the feasibility and effectiveness of the proposed swing angle measurement system. View Full-Text
Keywords: swing angle; crane; microelectromechanical system (MEMS); attitude heading reference system (AHRS); wireless swing angle; crane; microelectromechanical system (MEMS); attitude heading reference system (AHRS); wireless
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Gao, B.; Zhu, Z.; Zhao, J.; Huang, B. A Wireless Swing Angle Measurement Scheme Using Attitude Heading Reference System Sensing Units Based on Microelectromechanical Devices. Sensors 2014, 14, 22595-22612.

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