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Air Levitation level control

Omar, Muhamad Haziq (2018) Air Levitation level control. Honours thesis, Murdoch University.

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This Air Levitation Level Control system was developed so that it can be used for the demonstration of a control process and develop a better understanding of a fast response system behaviour. This system was inspired by a smaller system that already exists in Murdoch University and used as student projects throughout the years. This system planned to be built in the Pilot Plant so that other student can benefit from it.

The smaller system is a ping-pong ball apparatus and it has been used multiple times as student project for various subjects. It is used either for the implementation of a controller or a demonstration of a control system. The NI MyDAQ usually was used as the controller for this system. The programming interface is LabVIEW and it is suitable for data acquisition and analysis. One of the objectives is to make the system operational again by using different types of controller. In this project, the controller used is the MC68HC912 microcontroller and using SwiftX environment. The advantage of this environment is that it supports interactive testing and development that reduces the time needed to test the code developed into the hardware.

Technical documentation that is included shows the working code of the system, the circuit diagram and the how to instructions in the Appendix. This technical documentation is a guide for another student and staff that want to operate the system.

Item Type: Thesis (Honours)
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Engineering and Information Technology
Supervisor(s): Cole, Graeme
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