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Whatmakeshelicoptersandmanyothersystemscooliscontrol

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Unformatted text preview: energy storage: gas energy conversion: gas motor energy transmission: gears physical force: rotor blades 21 22 Abstraction We can even replace our radio‐controlled helicopter with a real helicopter. The block diagram remains the same. energy storage: Jet‐A energy conversion: gas turbine energy transmission: gears physical force: rotor blades 23 This seems kind of dull… That’s because we’re only talking about energy transfer from the battery to the rotor blades. What makes helicopters (and many other systems) cool is control. But how do you control a helicopter? [Yes, class participation starts now. Answer the question.] 24 I am providing control: 1. I sense the position of the helicopter by watching it 2. I compute an appropriate reaction 3. I move the sticks on my remote • Which magically moves the motors on the helicopter (It won’t be magic in about 8 weeks. It will just be homework) 4. This moves the helicopter in the world, and we repeat 25 I am providing control: 1. I sense the position of the helicopter by watching it 2. I compute an appropriate reaction 3. I actuate sticks on my remote move the • Which magically moves the motors on the helicopter (It...
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This document was uploaded on 03/02/2014 for the course CS 128 at Rice.

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