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Title: Unmanned ground vehicle for ionizer application
Authors: Chen, Hao
Keywords: DRNTU::Engineering
Issue Date: 2018
Abstract: ESD ionizers are used to discharge static electron for insulated materials. As the insulated materials cannot be grounded by attaching a cord such as conductive materials, positive and negative ions are generated by ESD ionizers to neutralize the charge. ESD ionizers are widely used in electrostatic sensitive industry. However, the most common way to control the electrostatic in an area is to mount the ESD ionizers at that locations. Many ionizers must be installed and fixed in the industry clean room which not only lacks mobility but also cost a huge amount in the overall budget. Thus, there is a great need to make the ESD ionizer mobile which can control different areas without fixed installations. By doing this, reduction on huge amount of ionizer equipment cost can be achieved. This report represents the knowledge and learning experience gained by designing this Unmanned Ground Vehicle for Ionizer Application. It includes hardware modification and software configuration. As a large-scale power supply of 120V or 220V is requested for powering up the industrial ESD ionizer, implementation of the UGV in this project was done based on the simulation purpose. The ESD ionizer is simulated by a cooling fan and controlled by the Arduino UNO microcontroller on the UGV. By completing this project, four sub-systems track following, infrared proximity sensor obstacle avoiding, ultrasonic sensor obstacle avoiding and remote controlling are implemented. Routine petrol in the production workshop was achieved by track following function. There is a need to add obstacle avoiding system for real time application. Finally, the remote controlling function will allow the maintenance staff to interact based on emergency request.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10356/74263
Rights: Nanyang Technological University
Fulltext Permission: restricted
Fulltext Availability: With Fulltext
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