Solving Inverse Kinematic Problems: Tracking-Radar Motion Control
Because MapleSim is based on symbolic technology, it makes finding solutions to challenging inverse kinematic problems not only possible, but easy. In this video, MapleSim is used to solve the inverse kinematics problem of keeping an aircraft's radar gimbal pointed at a stationary target as the aircraft moves. MapleSim provides access to the model equations, automatic generation of the kinematic constraints, and a symbolic solution to the kinematic equations, which is then incorporated into a custom component to drive the angles of the radar gimbal frame. These same techniques can be applied to other inverse kinematic problems.