Title

Macintosh IIx and IBM PC Based Automatic Control Laboratory

Abstract

A Macintosh IIx and IBM PC based automatic control laboratory has been built in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. This laboratory is designed for a required senior mechanical engineering laboratory course, but it is also used by other control related courses. It provides capabilities for teaching system modeling, parameter identification, and design of feedback control systems. The lab experiments focus on control of DC servomotors using Macintosh IIx computers for data acquisition and control. They also include control of stepper motors by an IBM PC compatible computer. The microcomputers are used not only for data acquisition, signal processing and control, but also for analysis and simulation. This paper describes the lab set-up and the associated project tasks.

Department(s)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Computer-Aided Expreimentation

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1990 American Society of Engineering Education, All rights reserved.

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