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Active Sidestick for Steer-by-Wire Systems

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Author(s): CHAKIROV Roustiam | VAGAPOV Yuriy | GAEDE Andreas

Journal: Journal of Electrical and Electronics Engineering
ISSN 1844-6035

Volume: 3;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 43;
Date: 2010;
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Keywords: Steer-by-Wire | Sidestick | Backlash

ABSTRACT
The introduction of new steering conceptsSteer-by-Wire (SBW) gives possibility to replace theconventional steering wheel by an alternative userinterface such as a sidestick. In SBW system the sidestickcan be used as user input element instead of a steeringwheel. The implementation of sidestick in theHuman-Machine-Interface (HMI) allows combiningthe conventional steering consisting of a steeringwheel, an accelerator and a brake pedal into a singleelement. Also the implementation of the sidestickcreates new, interesting and flexible design optionswhich can be used to transform the driver’s spatialenvironment. This article describes an active sidestickfor a vehicle which has been developed, integrated andtested in accordance of haptic, ergonomic and safetyrelevant requirements. The control strategies used forthe active attenuators of the sidestick have beeninvestigated and optimised using a Simulink model.
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