Labs for the Quanser QNET Rotary Inverted Pendulum

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This lab manual introduces students the fundamentals of inverted pendulum balance and control. Students complete activities to model a pendulum, design and implement a state-feedback controller to balance the pendulum in the upright position, and design and implement a controller to swing up the pendulum. Each ABET-aligned lab includes an overview of theory, in lab exercises, and assessments.
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LEARNING OBJECTIVES

 
  • Students learn the fundamentals of inverted pendulum balance and control
  • Students complete activities to:
    • Model a pendulum
    • Design and implement a state-feedback controller to balance the pendulum in the upright position
    • Design and implement a controller to swing up the pendulum
 

COURSE ALIGNMENT

 
Level University
Topic Controls
Style Lab Manual
Prerequisite Skills Controls fundamentals

INCLUDED COURSE MODULES

Students will cover topics of damping, finding moment of intertia analytically and experimentally, and stability analysis.
Students will cover topics of state-feedback control and LQR optimization.
Students will cover topics of energy control, nonlinear control, hybrid control schemes.

LabVIEW

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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...

Quanser QNET Inverted Pendulum Board

The Quanser QNET Rotary Inverted Pendulum 2.0 add-on board for the NI Educational Laboratory Virtual Instrumentation Suite (NI ELVIS) gives students the ability to experiment with classic pendulum control challenges. By designing a control system that balances a vertical rod at the tip of a...

Required Software

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  • LabVIEW 2012 or Later (requires license)
  • LabVIEW Control Design and Simulation Module (requires license)
  • NI ELVISmx 4.4 or Later - Download
  • NI DAQmx 9.5.5 or Later
 

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