Design and implementation of control system for magnetic suspension device
Author(s)Carrasquillo, Omar (Omar Y. Carrasquillo De Armas)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering.
David L. Trumper.
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The purpose of this thesis was to gain more knowledge and experience in the areas of modeling, dynamics, and applied control theory. A single-axis magnetic suspension device originally designed by Professor David Trumper for classroom demonstrations was chosen to improve the understanding of the previously mentioned topics. The dynamics of these types of systems provide interesting control challenges due to the nonlinear nature of its dynamics. As a result, designing of a control system for this device required the understanding and experimentation of two nonlinear controls techniques: linearization of the plant around an operating point, and feedback linearization. A combination of electromagnetic theory and experimentation was used to model the suspension actuator, and two different controllers were designed and implemented using the different controls methods.
Thesis (S.B.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, 2011.Cataloged from PDF version of thesis.Includes bibliographical references (p. 57).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology