Milestone II Demo Feedback

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Everything is generally good. Motor team has average of 82; controller team has an average of 84. Motor’s team has been scaled to have an average of 84.

Motor Model

In the equivalent circuit, there are three powers: Conservation of power: Notice that the back EMF constant and the torque constant is the same given that they’re in the same units.

To model a motor, we need 6 parameters:

Parameter Description
\(R\) Resistance
\(L\) Inductance
\(K_V\) Back EMF constant
\(K_\tau\) Torque constant


Here’s our test:

  1. apply VS of 9V
  2. measure current drawn, in this example, say IA=1A
  3. measure speed, say it is 2 rad/s

Now let’s compute some parameters:

  1. \(V_A=V_S-I_A R_A=9-1(1)=8\)V
  2. \(K_b=\frac{V_A}{\omega}=\frac{8}{2}=4 \frac{\text{Vs}}{\text{rad}}\)
  3. \(K_\tau=4 \text{Nm/A}\)
  4. \(B=\frac{\tau}{\omega}=\frac{K_\tau I_A}{\omega}=\frac{4}{2}=2\text{Nms/rad}\)

For moment of inertia, calculate the moment of inertia for each component individually, then add them up.

For a cylinder with a hollow shaft with inner radius \(r_1\) and outer radius of \(r_2\), and mass of \(m_1\), the moment of inertia is given by:

Impulse Response

Something like keep the motor turning and suddenly turn the motor off after some time.

  1. Give some non 0 input and let it run for a while for the transient behavior to go away
  2. Turn power off and measure the response
  3. Disregard data before we turned off the power

Note that the theoretical response and the real response are different possibly due to stiction.