This is an online, interactive lab that contains instructions, multimedia, and assessments where students can learn at their own pace. As an instructor, you can create and edit instances of this lab, assign them to students, and view student progress.
This is an online, interactive course that contains instructions, multimedia, and assessments where students can learn at their own pace. As an instructor, you can create and edit instances of this course, assign them to students, and view student progress.
This lab introduces students to the principles of modeling in control theory and its importance within engineering. In the field of control systems, modeling is the established technique for initial control design allowing engineers to hone in on a set of control parameters, and test the predicted performance of the system. In this lab, students use LabVIEW to develop a model for the Quanser AERO’s thrusters to relate the voltage applied to the angular speed of the propellers.
First Principles Modeling Answer Key and Completed LabVIEW Code Solutions
Basic Understanding of Controls
LabVIEW is systems engineering software for applications that require test, measurement, and control with rapid access to hardware and data insights.
Provides reconfigurable I/O that allows you to teach and implement multiple design concepts with one device.
The Quanser AERO is a fully integrated lab experiment consisting of two propellers, powered by DC motors, designed for teaching mechatronics and controls concepts at the undergraduate level, as well as for advanced aerospace research applications.