Modelling and Optimisation of a RoboCup MSL Coilgun
This paper focuses on the modelling and optimization of a RoboCup Middle Size League (MSL) coil-gun. A mechatronic model coupling electrical, mechanical and electromagnetic models is proposed. This model is used for optimizing an indirect coil-gun used on limited size robots at the RoboCup for kicking real soccer balls. Applied to a well defined existing coil gun , we show that optimizing the initial position of the plunger and the length of a plunger extension leads to increase the ball speed by \(30\%\) compared to the results presented in a previous study.
KeywordsCoil gun Electro magnetic launcher Mechatronics Modelling RoboCup
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