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DOI: 10.5593/SGEM2014/B62/S27.064

CONTROLLING A VEHICLE AIR-CUSHION USING RADIO WAVES WITH APPLICATIONS IN WATER TRANSPORT

C. Popescu, G. Bucur, C. Popa
Wednesday 1 October 2014 by Libadmin2014

References: 14th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2014, www.sgem.org, SGEM2014 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-21-6 / ISSN 1314-2704, June 19-25, 2014, Book 6, Vol. 2, 495-502 pp

ABSTRACT

To traverse various environments where conventional vehicles could not enter, the
people was forced to focus on other methods of propulsion and transportation. This
category ranges and air-cushion vehicles. With the discovery of radio waves, the
researchers realized that this phenomenon has many practical uses, one of them being the control vehicles remotely. Among the numerous advantages of using air-cushion vehicles include lower fuel consumption and therefore much less pollution than almost any means of transport. Also, since not cause any waves, air-cushion vehicles do not cause any erosion of river banks or changes to these. Because most parts are placed on the platform above the cushion, these are not wet, do not transmit sound or vibration in the water which means that these types of vehicles do not have adverse effects on marine life [2]. In this paper, the main purpose was to present the performance of control and the construction of such a vehicle can cross the normal environments inaccessible to conventional cars. The vehicle presented in this paper was designed to prove the viability of radio controlled and construction of such a machine whose locomotion is done dragging on a pillow of air.

Keywords: vehicles, waves, control systems.