Modeling Stepper Motor Control System with Micro-Stepping Excitation Mode

Hegde, Navya Thirumaleshwar and Meenatchisundaram, S and Vaz, Aldrin (2016) Modeling Stepper Motor Control System with Micro-Stepping Excitation Mode. International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology, 2 (1). pp. 136-143. ISSN 2231-5381

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This paper aims at providing an detailed exposure to the basic operation of a stepper motor, its drive and logic. The modeling and simulation of the electromechanical behavior of step motors are of high importance because they are often used in satellite and sub satellite systems. After having presented the mathematical modeling which leads to the stepper motor running’s solution, using the Runge-Kutta numerical integration method. This paper results in designing a driver circuits for full step, half step, micro stepping of bipolar permanent magnet stepper motor of given requirements. The full-step and half-step motors tend to be slightly jerky in their mode of operation as the motor moves from step to step. The amount of resolution is increasing, in contrast we can reduce the resonance, vibration problems using micro-stepping at a low step rate. The micro-stepping with step motor is used in large number of applications like pointing an antenna towards a desired direction in order to minimize de-pointing losses or moving the telescope to track a star/planet motion

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Stepper motor, full step, half step, micro-step.
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Instrumentation and Control
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2016 09:40
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2016 09:40

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