The QNET 2.0 Rotary Pendulum Board is a versatile unit ideally suited to teach and demonstrate the fundamentals of inverted pendulum balance and control. Developed exclusively for NI ELVIS platform and LabVIEW™ software, the system can easily be configured to teach hybrid swing-up and LQR control fundamentals. Students learn how to:
The QNET 2.0 Rotary Pendulum Board provides an integrated amplifier and a communication interface with the NI ELVIS II(+), interfaced to a PC or laptop via USB link.
The QNET 2.0 Rotary Pendulum Board consists of a direct-drive DC motor mounted vertically in a solid aluminum frame and a pendulum suspended on a horizontal axis at the end of a L-shaped arm. The arm is connected to the motor shaft and pivots between ±180 degrees. The control variable is the input voltage to the pulse-width modulated (PWM) amplifier that drives the motor. The output variables are the angle of the pendulum and the angular position of the DC motor, measured by single-ended rotary encoders.
The QNET 2.0 Rotary Pendulum Board is fitted with a variety of safety measures to ensure proper system configuration. Status LEDs provide feedback to users.
The QNET 2.0 Rotary Pendulum Board comes with comprehensive digital resources developed by Quanser to enhance teaching controls, saving professors’ time while helping students quickly grasp the capabilities of the board, relate the studied control concepts to applications in real world and understand the exercises performed in lab. The resources include:
Topics covered in the Quanser-developed courseware:
To set up your QNET 2.0 Rotary Pendulum Board, you need NI ELVIS II(+) Modular Engineering Education Laboratory Platform.