- Volume 8 Issue 1
This paper describes the design and fabrication of magnetic levitation kits for use in the hands on experiments of automatic control, digital control and microprocessor applications in the division of mechatronics in Samcheok university. The kits are developed inspired by MIT's design, but it is designed on the digital basis, whereas MIT's is designed on the analog basis. As a result, the kits can be monitored and controlled on the analog and digital control techniques. Furthermore, the cost of kit components is comparable or lower to that of MIT design. And the kits can be controlled with magnetic hall sensors and/or infrared sensors, which provides more versatile experience on the use of sensors and signal filtering to the students. The design is fabricated and tested by authors and will be provided to the students as lab projects. The kits will be intentionally presented with a device that is poorly instrumented and poorly compensated. And the students are expected to analyze sensor signal and controller performance, and then, perform compensator design and signal filtering.
Magnetic Levitation;Automatic Control Experiment;Compensator Design Experiment