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Ideal Rotational Motion Sensor

Motion sensor in mechanical rotational systems

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Mechanical Sensors

Description

The Ideal Rotational Motion Sensor block represents an ideal mechanical rotational motion sensor, that is, a device that converts an across variable measured between two mechanical rotational nodes into a control signal proportional to angular velocity or angle. You can specify the initial angular position (offset) as a block parameter.

The sensor is ideal since it does not account for inertia, friction, delays, energy consumption, and so on.

Connections R and C are mechanical rotational conserving ports that connect the block to the nodes whose motion is being monitored. Connections W and A are physical signal output ports for velocity and angular displacement, respectively.

The block positive direction is from port R to port C. This means that the velocity is measured as ω = ωR – ωC, where ωR, ωC are the absolute angular velocities at ports R and C, respectively.

Dialog Box and Parameters

Initial angle

Sensor initial angle, or offset (rad). The default value is 0.

Ports

The block has the following ports:

R

Mechanical rotational conserving port associated with the sensor positive probe.

C

Mechanical rotational conserving port associated with the sensor negative (reference) probe.

W

Physical signal output port for angular velocity.

A

Physical signal output port for angular displacement.

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