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The University of Agder (UiA) in cooperation with CMR has now signed a contract with The Research Council of Norway to upgrade the Motion Laboratory at UiA. The existing equipment established in connection with the NORCOWE program consists of two Stewart platforms (hexapods) from Bosch-Rexroth. The equipment can handle large payloads (up to 8 tonnes) as well as vessel-to-vessel experiments. 

 

From the opening of Motion Lab with Geir Hovland (UiA, left) and Rune Volla (RCN, Norway)

 

With funding from The Research Council of Norway the Motion Lab now will be upgraded with:
•    A high-speed motion capture system with frame rates up to 1000 frames-per-second (fps) covering the entire volume of the Motion Laboratory.
•    A laser tracker with capacity to measure 6 degrees of freedom very accurately (typical translational accuracy of 10-30µm) at a radial distance up to 18m.
•    An outdoor transportable motion platform which allows for testing at research partner sites. This equipment is intended for sensor testing (e.g. LIDARs) onshore or offshore and for testing equipment at research partner sites which is too heavy or too large to transport to the Motion Laboratory.  This platform will be operated by CMR.

This new equipment will improve the capabilities of the laboratory and result in a much improved understanding of motion compensation.

Contact person at the University of Agder: Alf Holmelid

Contact person at CMR: Benny Svardal

 

 

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