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High Fidelity Linear Cart System

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The High Fidelity Linear Cart is ideally suited to introduce advanced control concepts and theories relevant to real world applications of servomotors, taking the classic inverted pendulum challenge to the next level with an array of experiments including double, dual and triple inverted pendulums. Students learn how to design and implement a state-feedback control system to track the cart position while minimizing the swing of the pendulum.


Product Details

The High Fidelity Linear Cart system is a precise and robust platform for the study of basic and advanced servomotor control concepts, adding additional challenges with an array of single, double, dual and triple inverted pendulums.

• High-power 3-phase brushless DC motor
• Rack-and-pinion mechanism for consistent and continuous traction
• Five different pendulums provided with the system: three single pendulums of different length, one double and one triple pendulum
• Optional Linear Flexible Joint module (can be purchased separately)
• High-resolution optical encoders to sense position and angles
• Easy-connect cable and connectors
• Fully compatible with MATLAB®/Simulink®

Rack dimensions (L x W x H) 1.1 m x 0.31 m x 0.18 m
Cart system mass 3.22 kg
Motor maximum mechanical speed 838 rad/s
Cart encoder linear position sensitivity 8.523 x 10-6 m/count
Cart encoder resolution (in quadrature) 8192 counts/rev
Pendulum encoder resolution (in quadrature) 4096 counts/rev
Rear pendulum mechanical range ± 30.9 deg
  • Derivation of dynamic model from first-principles
  • Derivation of dynamic model using Lagrange
  • Transfer function representation
  • State-space representation
  • Model validation
  • PID control
  • State-feedback / LQR control
  • Vibration control (for Linear Flexible Joint module)
  • Swing-up / balance control

The following additional components are required to complete your workstation, and are sold separately:

For Simulink

  • QUARC® add-on for MATLAB®/Simulink®
  • UPM-180-25B amplifier
  • Quanser Q8 DAQ device

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