Lab 4: Quantitative PID Control

Standard Second-Order Step Response
Although manual tuning is a simple and effective way to tune the gains of a system, it requires expertise and knowledge of the device. Students will learn about quantitative methods that can be used to get close to optimal gains as a starting point, such as the Ziegler Nichols method, the Tyreus Luyben method, etc. In this lab, students will model the Quanser Aero as a second-order system, and the corresponding PID design by specification.
by Quanser Inc.
This is module 4 of 6 in the course set, Quanser AERO: Fundamentals of Controls.

STUDENT MATERIALS

  • Quantitative PID Control Concept Review
  • Quantitative PID Control Lab Manual
  • Quantitative PID Control LabVIEW Code
 

INSTRUCTOR RESOURCES

  • Quantitative PID Control Recommended Assessment
  • Quantitative PID Control LabVIEW Code Solutions
 

SKILLS REQUIRED

  • Basic Understanding of Controls
  • LabVIEW Experience

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Quanser AERO

The Quanser AERO is a fully integrated lab experiment consisting of two propellers, powered by DC motors, designed for teaching mechatronics and controls concepts at the undergraduate level, as well as for advanced aerospace research applications.

Required Software

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  • myRIO Software Bundle (2013 or later)
    • LabVIEW (Requires license)
    • LabVIEW Real-Time Module (Requires license)
    • LabVIEW myRIO Toolkit
    • LabVIEW Quanser Rapid Control Prototyping (QRCP) Toolkit
    • LabVIEW Control Design and Simulation Module
    • LabVIEW MathScript RT Module (only used in certain VIs)

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