Faculty Advisor

Emanuel, Alexander E.

Abstract

The goal of this project is to minimize the pendulum effect on a load carrying transportation unit. A reduced scale model was built and tested. The load oscillations were maintained within a narrow angle of 10 degrees. The control system was based on a driver and H-Bridge which incorporated a microprocessor, an ultrasonic distance measurement sensor, and a potentiometer angle transducer. Simulation and experimental measurements were in good agreement.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2007

Major

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

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