Faculty Advisor

Emanuel, Alexander E.


This project aims to construct a crane with the capability to dynamically dampen oscillations. The system is a gantry-based crane that uses a magnetic displacement sensor to determine the deflection angle of its load.The crane accommodates for the angle of the load in real-time using feedback. It has practical industrial applications in minimizing any pendulum motion and reducing the risk of spilling or otherwise dropping dangerous loads. Recommendations are also given as to how the project can best be carried further.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2006


Electrical and Computer Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Advisor Program

Electrical and Computer Engineering