Trikande, M., Muralidharan, S., and Jagirdar, V., "Attitude Control Using Stability Augmentation System for a Military Vehicle Using Active Damper," SAE Technical Paper 2015-26-0181, 2015, doi:10.4271/2015-26-0181.
This study is made on a simplified pitch model of an armored fighting vehicle. Jerks and angular acceleration inside the vehicle compartment Affects accurate firing attack and reduced fatigue to the occupants in Vehicle. The Stability Augmentation Technique can enhance the stability and ride comfort of the vehicle platform from road and firing disturbance. The force requirement for stabilizing the platform is calculated from the displacement of vehicle body in terms of pitch angle and Heave displacement with respect to the equilibrium position, the equivalent force at suspension mounting points required to stabilize the platform is calculated using a force transformation technique. The required force is given by an active Damper for stabilization, within the limit of damper capacity. From simulation conducted and comparison with passive suspension it is perceived that the Stability of vehicle platform is increased together with a reduced VDV (Vibration Dose Value) and rms acceleration at Centre of gravity of the Vehicle Platform.