Lab 1: 2-DOF Modeling

Free Oscillation Response
This lab introduces students to the principles of modeling in control theory and its importance within engineering using the configuration of a 2-DOF helicopter. In the field of control systems, modeling is the established technique for initial control design allowing engineers to hone in on a set of control parameters, and test the predicted performance of the system. In this lab, students use LabVIEW to develop a model for the Quanser AERO’s thrusters to relate the voltage applied to the angular speed of the propellers for a 2-DOF helicopter.
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This is module 1 of 4 in the course set, Quanser AERO: Advanced Controls Applications - 2-DOF Heli.

STUDENT MATERIALS

  • 2-DOF Modeling Concept Review
  • 2-DOF Modeling Lab Manual
  • 2-DOF Modeling LabVIEW Code

SKILLS REQUIRED

 
  • Understanding of Controls
  • LabVIEW Experience

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myRIO

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LabVIEW

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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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