The Linear Servo Base Unit (IP02) is the fundamental unit for Quanser linear motion control experiments. It is ideally suited to introduce basic control concepts and theories relevant to real world applications of servomotors, for example for cruise control in automobiles. Students learn how to:
The easy-to-use and intuitive linear servo platform is supplied with the Inverted Pendulum module. With this set up students can be exposed to:
You can expand the set up further, with modules such as Seesaw or Double Inverted Pendulum (modeuls can be purchased separately) and teach an even wider range of control concepts with a minimal additional investment.
The Linear Servo Base Unit with the Inverted Pendulum module is also used for research in various areas, including fuzzy control, nonlinear control, intelligent control and system identification.
How It Works
The Linear Servo Base Unit consists of a cart driven by a DC motor, via a rack and pinion mechanism, to ensure consistent and continuous traction. The cart is equipped with a rotary metal shaft to which a free turning pendulum can be attached. The Linear Servo Base Unit system has two encoders: one encoder is used to measure the cart’s position and the other encoder is used to sense the position of the pendulum shaft.
The Linear Inverted Pendulum is mounted on the cart and is free to fall along the cart's axis of motion.
The Linear Servo Base Unit with Inverted Pendulum comes with Quanser-developed courseware standardized for ABET evaluation criteria. The workbook with exercises, together with the quick start resources, a comprehensive User Manual, pre-designed controllers and a system model allow you to get your lab running faster, saving months of time typically required to develop lab materials.
Topics included in the Quanser-developed courseware:
Modeling Topics - Linear Servo Base Unit
Modeling Topics - Inverted Pendulum module
Control Topics - Linear Servo Base Unit
Control Topics - Inverted Pendulum module
To set up your Linear Servo Base Unit workstation, you need additional components. Quanser engineers recommend:
¹ alternatively, you can use Q8-USB, QPIDe or any equivalent NI DAQ device supported by QUARC
² NI cRIO-9074, or NI cRIO-9024 with cRIO-9113 or cRIO-9114 chassis
³ NI DAQ device must be supported by Quanser RCP toolkit. Alternatively, you can use Quanser Q2-USB, Q8-USB, or QPIDe