Pan/Tilt Motion System for Control Education
Ricardo G. Sanfelice, University of Arizona
Project supported by Mathworks
Website developed by Colin Lasharr, University of Arizona
- Instructions for Building the System
- Installation Instructions
- The Arduino Board
- Initial Parameter Identification
- System Identification for Zenith Component
- System Identification for Azimuth Component
- Running An Experiment
- Tracking and Error Data
The device is composed of a rotating base with an elevation arm to orient the attitude of energy collectors, which are modular. The base of the device is linked to a drive train that is powered by a small servo motor and provides the propulsion to orient the attitude of the device. The elevation arm is connected to another small servo motor which provides the propulsion to orient the altitude of the device.
The system is composed of an Arduino control board that receives input from the Simulink controller in real time, and then sends output to the motors. There are two stepper motors which control the zenith and the azimuth angles. These motors position the base and arm of the device.
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