Control and Navigation System of a Pipe Inspection Robot (PipeCrawler)

The intern will work closely with PPIC PipeCrawler design engineer to develop a new control and navigation system. The tasks will include 1) analysis of the mechanism and motion of the PipeCrawler; 2) derivation of a dynamic model for control design and synthesis of model based control of the PipeCrawler; 3) development of a DSP based controller including hardware and software; 4) integration and testing. A PipeCrawler with the proposed control system will no longer need the high level driving skills, reducing operation cost and improving pipeline inspection efficiency.

Intern: 
Hongwei Zhang
Faculty Supervisor: 
Dr. Guangjun Liu
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Ontario
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