Flying Crane

Flying cranes are used all over the world to transport supplies, move cargo to and from ships, install ski lifts, support remote logging operations, and even rescue people.

The goal of this research is to add input shaping to the control systems of flying cranes to suppress undesired oscillations of their payloads and to improve the handling qualities of the aircrafts themselves.

Sikorsky Sky Crane
Source:, [Accessed: Oct. 10, 2011].