Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
R. Rees Fullmer
The requirement of modern systems to be quiet and run smoothly increases production costs. The manufacture and purchase of high quality motors that meet these demands becomes increasingly costly. By using the ever increasing computer power available in micro-controllers, at the same costs, it is possible to use current sensing to develop control adjustments which decrease power ripples caused by the commutators of basic DC commutated motors. These ripples if left unmitigated propagate through to torque ripples which then increase the acoustic noise level present.
Atkin, Spencer M., "Development of a Ripple Rejection Controller for DC Commutated Motors" (2012). All Graduate Plan B and other Reports. 231.
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