Faculty Advisor

Demetry, James S.

Abstract

In this project, we designed and built a platform leveler. We used a dual-axis control system, which drove two independent bi-directional 12V DC motors through the use of a pendulum-driven potentiometer and a laser-activated phototransistor array as our level detecting devices. The signals from the potentiometer and phototransistor array were fed into power operational amplifiers, which manipulated the voltages accordingly and produced the signals used by the motors to level each platform.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2000

Major

Electrical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Advisor Program

Electrical and Computer Engineering

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