13 May 2011 Novel distributed real-time control system for a target motion simulator
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Traditionally, control systems are designed in a single computer with discrete analog and digital signals to the power amplifiers or other components. Emerging real-time bus technologies open the possibility to modularize such a control system and simplify the system design. It offers more flexibility and better maintainability. The system control can be distributed between state-of-the-art servo drives, digital IO, sensors and the control computer. All the components are connected via a real-time network which communicates the data deterministically. An implementation with this new approach is shown and explained with a large scale 10 degrees-of-freedom motion simulator.
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Robin Hauser, Robin Hauser, Martin Kaegi, Martin Kaegi, Dominik Gunsch, Dominik Gunsch, Mauritz van Schalkwyk, Mauritz van Schalkwyk, Peter Waelti, Peter Waelti, Christoph Wegmüller, Christoph Wegmüller, } "Novel distributed real-time control system for a target motion simulator", Proc. SPIE 8015, Technologies for Synthetic Environments: Hardware-in-the-Loop XVI, 80150L (13 May 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.883353; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.883353
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