0
RESEARCH PAPERS

Observations on Control of Automated Guided Vehicles

[+] Author and Article Information
P. D. Thomas

Department of Computing, Trent Polytechnic, Nottingham, U.K.

W. Forsythe

Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Loughborough University of Technology, Loughborough, Leicestershire, U.K.

J. Dyn. Sys., Meas., Control 112(3), 435-441 (Sep 01, 1990) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2896161 History: Received April 07, 1986; Online March 17, 2008

Abstract

After reviewing briefly the characteristics of guided transport systems under the general headings of system requirements and system constraints, the effect on throughput of velocity profiling is examined. Quality of service in any transport system is related to frequency and journey time; it is shown that the effect of shaping velocity profiles can provide a marked improvement to both. The brake limited profile discussed is simple to implement, and effective, but should not be considered optimal.

Copyright © 1990 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Your Session has timed out. Please sign back in to continue.

References

Figures

Tables

Errata

Discussions

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related Journal Articles
Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In