Qualitative PD Control

Students use this virtual instrument for QNET DC Motor position control
Students learn how to use a PD (proportional-derivative) compensator to control motor position. This lab introduces the fundamentals of deriving a closed-loop transfer function to define the motor position system. Students learn how the proportional and derivative gains effect the control system by modifying the respective gain values.
by Quanser Inc.
This is module 2 of 6 in the course set, Labs for Quanser QNET DC Motor Add-On Board.

STUDENT MATERIALS

  • PDF Lab 
  • LabVIEW code

INSTRUCTOR RESOURCES

  • PDF Lab Key
  • Completed LabVIEW code

SKILLS REQUIRED

  • Basic LabVIEW familiarity recommended
  • Familiarity with controls

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NI ELVIS

The NI Educational Laboratory Virtual Instrumentation Suite (NI ELVIS) is a versatile laboratory platform that enables educators to teach over 20 different courses across science and engineering departments. The NI ELVIS integrates 12 common lab instruments including an oscilloscope, function...

LabVIEW

An integrated development environment designed specifically for engineers and scientists.

Quanser QNET DC Motor Add-On Board

This NI ELVIS add-on board is designed to illustrate the fundamentals of motor control through a series of exercises involving modeling and controlling a DC motor.

Required Software

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  • LabVIEW (Requires license)
  • LabVIEW Control Design and Simulation Toolkit (Requires license)
  • LabVIEW MathScript RT Module (Requires license)
  • NI ELVISmx Device Driver

Required Hardware

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  • NI ELVIS II – View Specifications
  • Quanser QNET DC Motor 2.0 Add-on Board – User manual is included in the main download above

INSTRUCTOR RESOURCES

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