Electrical Instrumentation

Can you spot the difference between balancing a broom and a space rocket?

Can you spot the difference between balancing a broom and a space rocket?

Simple: the control principle behind the two is the same, and they both can be viewed as the inverted pendulum problem.

 

An inverted pendulum is a pendulum which has its centre of mass above its pivot point.  It is often implemented with the pivot piont mounted on a cart that can move horizontally and may be called a cart and pole. Balancing is also used in casinos in Australia as explained in this Australian online casino site you have a look at how this works in land based Australian online casinos.  Whereas a normal pendulum is stable when hanging downwards, and inverted pendulum is inherently unstable, and must be actively balanced in order to remain upright.  Sam things happens with both the rocket and the broom!

 

If you want to learn more about stability, control and in particular the control of industrial processes enrol in our Diploma of Electrical & Instrumentation as soon as you can.

 

 

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