Oriented manifold-based error tracking control for nonholonomic wheeled autonomous vehicles on Lie group for curvilinear approach
Control de rastreo de error en una variedad orientada para vehículos no holonómicos sobre un grupo de Lie en el enfoque curvilíneo
Keywords:Error tracking control, flexibility, oriented-manifold, singular perturbations, nonlinear control
This paper considers the trajectory tracking control of wheeled autonomous vehicles (WAV) with slipping in the wheels, i.e., when the kinematic constraints are not satisfied. Usually, the coordinates system used to represent all control problems suggest invariant subspaces mutually orthogonal, but this approach can not be enough to treat curvatures significative large at different navigation speed. In order to get a slight im- provement on this topic, there are previous works showing that the kinematic problem (commonly associated with an outer loop) can be resynthesized by using other invariant subspaces, i.e., another representation of the configuration space. For this reason, the proposal reported here uses an oriented-manifold parametrized by a coordinate system on a curve viewpoint of the trajectory to describe the kinematic problem, however, the dynamic control law remains faithful to the singular perturbation approach with invariant subspaces mutually orthogonal, thus, it is possible to include the flexibility through a small factor in the dynamic model (well-known as ε), responsible to avoid the good-performance of the kinematic constraints. Only a common curvature-transformation between orthogonal and curve coordinates will be used to couple both approaches. Finally, it will be observed that when the controller is applied to the control scheme the behavior of the tracking is meaningfully improved.