QUBE-Servo 3

Recommended Skill Levels: Technical College, University

Learning Topics: Control Systems, Controls Engineering, Engineering, Mechatronics

Product Types: Training Equipment

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The QUBE – Servo 3 from Quanser is a fully integrated, portable servomotor platform designed to teach control concepts and servomotor fundamentals at an undergraduate level. This system comes with a quick connect inertia disk and inverted pendulum module. Instructors can design and 3D print their own module to expand the scope of the experiment or create an engaging student project. This system has ABET-aligned course material for MATLAB® Simulink®, with the ability to design and validate your own controllers.

Learning Outcomes

This servomotor platform introduces learners to control concepts and the fundamentals of servomotors. The Inertia disk module covers concepts including:

  • Hardware Integration
  • Filtering
  • Step Response Modeling
  • Block Diagram Modeling
  • Parameter Estimation
  • Frequency Response Modeling
  • State-Space Modeling
  • Friction Identification
  • Stability Analysis
  • Second Oder Systems
  • Routh-Hurwitz Stability
  • Nyquist Stability
  • PD Control
  • Lead Compensator
  • Proportional Control
  • Steady-State Error
  • Load Disturbance
  • Robustness
  • Optimal Control
  • Introduction to Discrete Control
  • Discrete Control Design
  • Discrete Control Stability

The Inverted Pendulum Module covers concepts such as:

  • Moment of Inertia
  • Pendulum Modeling
  • State Space Modeling
  • Pendulum Balance Control
  • Switch-Up Control
  • LQR State-Feedback Balance Control
  • Pole-Placement State-Feedback Balance Control

Product Details

This unit is portable and light weight, has built in motor stall and thermal protection for safety, and includes ABET-aligned courseware. The QUBE-Servo 3 is equipped with:

  • Quick-Connect Interface
  • Direct-Drive DC Motor with Encoder
  • Inverted Pendulum Module with Encoder
  • Inertia Disk Module
  • User Controllable Tri-Color LED

Dimensions: 10.2 x 10.2 x 11.7 cm (W x H x D) 4.01” x 4.01” x 4.61″

Weight: 1.083kg, 2.39 lbs.

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