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Ideal Force Sensor

Force sensor in mechanical translational systems

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  • Ideal Force Sensor block


The Ideal Force Sensor block represents a device that converts a variable passing through the sensor into a control signal proportional to the force. The sensor is ideal since it does not account for inertia, friction, delays, energy consumption, and so on.

Connections R and C are mechanical translational conserving ports that connect the block to the line where force is being monitored. Connection F is a physical signal port that outputs the measurement result.

The block positive direction is from port R to port C. This means that positive force applied to port R (the sensor positive probe) generates a positive output signal.



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Physical signal output port for force.


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Mechanical translational conserving port associated with the sensor positive probe.

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

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Introduced in R2007a