A feasibility assessment of using ultrasonic sensor position feedback for a ball-and-beam apparatus

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dc.contributor.author Wieneke, Jacob Daniel
dc.date.accessioned 2010-09-29T18:03:09Z
dc.date.available 2010-09-29T18:03:09Z
dc.date.issued 2010-09-29T18:03:09Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/6241
dc.description.abstract This thesis describes the process of testing and implementing ultrasonic transducers for ball position feedback on a ball-and-beam apparatus. Also included are specifications for equipment to allow feedback and command signals to be wireless, not hardwired to the control computer. The author presents various ball-and-beam configurations as well as details about the specific configuration used for this work. These details include choices in sensors, materials, hardware, construction, and controller. After the apparatus has been described, the author provides information to support claims about system performance. The conclusions presented specify the necessary hardware to make the system wireless and indicate that acoustic sensors can complete a successful ball-on-beam balancing system. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University en
dc.subject Acoustic sensor en_US
dc.subject Control en_US
dc.subject Ball and beam en_US
dc.subject Underactuated mechanical system en_US
dc.subject Motor identification en_US
dc.subject Real time en_US
dc.title A feasibility assessment of using ultrasonic sensor position feedback for a ball-and-beam apparatus en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree Master of Science en_US
dc.description.level Masters en_US
dc.description.department Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering en_US
dc.description.advisor Warren N. White en_US
dc.subject.umi Applied Mechanics (0346) en_US
dc.subject.umi Engineering, Electronics and Electrical (0544) en_US
dc.subject.umi Engineering, Mechanical (0548) en_US
dc.date.published 2010 en_US
dc.date.graduationmonth December en_US

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