Lab 1: 2-DOF Modeling
This is lab 1 of 4 in the course
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.