Keywords

Automatic control, Servomechanisms

Abstract

This report discusses the design of a servo controlled positioning system for remote control positioning of inertial sensors while under high acceleration test in a centrifuge. A rotating fixture and an electronic control panel was built for this purpose, with two modes of operation. The fixture can be positioned with an accuracy of 0.05 degrees and a resolution of 0.01 degrees, or it can be maintained in a constant velocity mode at rates from 1 to 16 degrees per second. The velocity loop was implemented as a phase locked loop, and the command rate is entered as a frequency - from a function generator or a frequency synthesizer. The position loop employs a pick-off resolver for sensing position and a control resolver for entering the command position. The paper presents the entire design picture, including a consideration of design alternatives, and servo and electronic circuit design. Photographs of the system in operation are shown in the appendix.

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Graduation Date

1974

Advisor

Simons, Fred O., Jr.

Degree

Master of Science (M.S.)

College

College of Engineering

Format

PDF

Pages

vii, 56 pages

Language

English

Rights

Public Domain

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Access Status

Masters Thesis (Open Access)

Identifier

DP0012654

Subjects

Automatic control, Servomechanisms

Collection (Linked data)

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

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Engineering Commons

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