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Novel distributed real-time control system for a target motion simulator
Author(s): Robin Hauser; Martin Kaegi; Dominik Gunsch; Mauritz van Schalkwyk; Peter Waelti; Christoph Wegmüller
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Paper Abstract

Traditionally, control systems are designed in a single computer with discrete analog and digital signals to the power amplifiers or other components. Emerging real-time bus technologies open the possibility to modularize such a control system and simplify the system design. It offers more flexibility and better maintainability. The system control can be distributed between state-of-the-art servo drives, digital IO, sensors and the control computer. All the components are connected via a real-time network which communicates the data deterministically. An implementation with this new approach is shown and explained with a large scale 10 degrees-of-freedom motion simulator.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 May 2011
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 8015, Technologies for Synthetic Environments: Hardware-in-the-Loop XVI, 80150L (13 May 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.883353
Show Author Affiliations
Robin Hauser, ACUTRONIC Switzerland Ltd. (Switzerland)
Martin Kaegi, ACUTRONIC Switzerland Ltd. (Switzerland)
Dominik Gunsch, ACUTRONIC Switzerland Ltd. (Switzerland)
Mauritz van Schalkwyk, ACUTRONIC Switzerland Ltd. (Switzerland)
Peter Waelti, ACUTRONIC Switzerland Ltd. (Switzerland)
Christoph Wegmüller, ACUTRONIC Switzerland Ltd. (Switzerland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8015:
Technologies for Synthetic Environments: Hardware-in-the-Loop XVI
Scott B. Mobley, Editor(s)

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