Single Axis Position Control of a Precision Gimbal

Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 258)


This paper describes the single axis (azimuth) motion control of a Dual axis Gimbal scanner using a digital signal processor TMS320F28335. Here the Gimbal is being used as an electro-mechanical platform for mounting of electro-optical payloads. Its motion is being controlled by DSP and commanded and monitored by the Graphical User Interface (GUI) designed on LabVIEW. The control system implements a two loop architecture i.e. inner rate loop closed by the Gyro and Outer loop closed by the position encoder. The external disturbing noise or force to the Gimbal is being removed by stabilizing the gyro. The Gimbal Scanner consists of DC motors for driving its two axes i.e., azimuth and elevation. The incremental encoders are used as position sensors.


Gimbal Control system Gyro LabVIEW Position control PID 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Chandigarh Engineering CollegeMohaliIndia
  2. 2.LASTECDefence Research Development OrganizationNew DelhiIndia
  3. 3.PDM engineering college for womenBahadurgarhIndia

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