Environment-adaptive Control Algorithm of Power Assisted Cycle

Hidenori Yabushita, Yasuhisa Hirata, Kazuhiro Kosuge, Zhidong Wang

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In this paper, we propose a new control algorithm of a power assisted cycle which is an electrical cycle driven by a human's pedaling force and an actuator's driving force. In this algorithm, an actuator's driving force is generated based on the pedaling torque of the rider and environmental conditions, so that the rider could ride the cycle on any road as if he/she rides on a horizontal road. In addition, this control algorithm could adjust apparent resistance forces for riding the cycle depending on rider's physical strength. The proposed control algorithm is experimentally applied to an electrical tricycle and the experimental results illustrate the validity of the proposed algorithm.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Dec 1
EventThe 29th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society - Roanoke, VA, United States
Duration: 2003 Nov 22003 Nov 6


OtherThe 29th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityRoanoke, VA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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