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MECHATRONIC DESIGN OF A BALL ON PLATE BALANCING SYSTEM Shorya Awtar
 

Summary: MECHATRONIC DESIGN OF A BALL ON PLATE BALANCING SYSTEM
Shorya Awtar
Kevin C. Craig
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering and Mechanics
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY12180, USA
Abstract: This paper discusses the conception and development of a ball-on-plate
balancing system based on mechatronic design principles. Realization of the design is
achieved with the simultaneous consideration towards constraints like cost, performance,
functionality, extendibility, and educational merit. A complete dynamic system
investigation for the ball-on-plate system is presented in this paper. This includes
hardware design, sensor and actuator selection, system modeling, parameter
identification, controller design and experimental testing. The system was designed and
built by students as part of the course Mechatronics System Design at Rensselaer.
1. MECHATRONICS AT RENSSELAER
Mechatronics is the synergistic combination of
mechanical engineering, electronics, control systems
and computers. The key element in mechatronics is
the integration of these areas through the design
process. The essential characteristic of a
mechatronics engineer and the key to success in

  

Source: Awtar, Shorya - Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan

 

Collections: Engineering