Angular acceleration assisted stabilization of a-2 DOF gimbal platform

Öztürk, Taha
In this thesis work construction of the angular acceleration signal of a 2-DOF gimbal platform and use of this signal for improving the stabilization performance is aimed. This topic can be divided into two subtopics, first being the construction of angular acceleration and the second being the use of this information in a way to improve system performance. Both problems should be tackled in order to get satisfactory results. The most important output of this work is defined as the demonstration of the improvements obtained both theoretically and on experimental setup. Although the system to be studied is a two axis gimbal platform, the results obtained can be applied to other servo control problems. It is possible to define different performance criteria for a servo control problem and different techniques will be addressed with different control objectives. For this thesis work, the performance criterion is defined as the stabilization performance of the platform. As a result, disturbance rejection characteristics of the controller emerges as the main topic and methods for rejecting these disturbances such as the friction torques and externally applied moments are focused on throughout the studies. As expected, remarkable improvement is achieved as a result of the use of acceleration feedback.


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Citation Formats
T. Öztürk, “Angular acceleration assisted stabilization of a-2 DOF gimbal platform,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2010.