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Balancing Methods on the Three-Axis Air-Bearing Platform

  • Shuai Wang
  • Jie Ma
  • Shuang Gao
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 323)

Abstract

In order to improve the performance of the three-axis air-bearing platform (TAP) and to achieve higher simulation accuracy, better balancing methods are required. In this paper, we propose a complete balancing method considering other kinds of disturbance torque as well as the gravity torque. The gravity torque adjustment is divided into three steps: manual adjustment, rough automatic adjustment and precise automatic adjustment. Other kinds of disturbance torque, such as vortex torque, elastic distortion torque and dynamic unbalance torque are discussed. The effectiveness of the proposed method is validated through experiments.

Keywords

Three-axis air-bearing platform Balancing methods Disturbance torque 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shuai Wang
    • 1
  • Jie Ma
    • 1
  • Shuang Gao
    • 1
  1. 1.Control and Simulation CenterHarbin Institute of TechnologyHarbinChina

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