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Two-motor direct drive control for elevation axis of telescope
Author(s): T. Tang; Y. Tan; G. Ren
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Paper Abstract

Two-motor application has become a very attractive filed in important field which high performance is permitted to achieve of position, speed, and acceleration. In the elevation axis of telescope control system, two-motor direct drive is proposed to enhance the high performance of tracking control system. Although there are several dominant strengths such as low size of motors and high torsional structural dynamics, the synchronization control of two motors is a very difficult and important. In this paper, a multi-loop control technique base master-slave current control is used to synchronize two motors, including current control loop, speed control loop and position control loop. First, the direct drive function of two motors is modeled. Compared of single motor direct control system, the resonance frequency of two motor control systems is same; while the anti-resonance frequency of two motors control system is 1.414 times than those of sing motor system. Because of rigid coupling for direct drive, the speed of two motor of the system is same, and the synchronization of torque for motors is critical. The current master-slave control technique is effective to synchronize the torque, which the current loop of the master motors is tracked the other slave motor. The speed feedback into the input of current loop of the master motors. The experiments test the performance of the two motors drive system. The random tracking error is 0.0119" for the line trajectory of 0.01°/s.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 July 2014
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 9145, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes V, 914559 (22 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2055124
Show Author Affiliations
T. Tang, Institute of Optics and Electronics (China)
Y. Tan, Institute of Optics and Electronics (China)
The Key Lab. of Beam Control (China)
G. Ren, Institute of Optics and Electronics (China)
The Key Lab. of Beam Control (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9145:
Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes V
Larry M. Stepp; Roberto Gilmozzi; Helen J. Hall, Editor(s)

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