There are currently no analytical methods available which determine the exact arc length for NURBS curves and for this reason, a smooth feedrate profile with desired trajectory cannot be achieved. Numerical methods used to calculate the arc length are time-consuming processes which make generating a feedrate profile with desired accelerations difficult in real-time. This paper introduces a look-ahead trajectory generation method which determines the deceleration stage according to the fast estimated arc length and the reverse interpolation of each curve at every sampling time. This results in a feedrate trajectory generation with jerk-limited acceleration profiles for the NURBS curves. The feedrate profile is adjusted dynamically according to the geometrical path constraint determined by chord error for the curved path. A NURBS curve by two different kinematics conditions was used as a means to test the feasibility of the developed interpolation scheme and command generator.
- Feedrate profile
- Jerk-limited acceleration
- Parametric interpolation
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Computer Science Applications
- Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
- Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering