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Navigating an auto guided vehicle using rotary encoders and proportional controller

Lee, Sung How and Chia, Kim Seng (2017) Navigating an auto guided vehicle using rotary encoders and proportional controller. International Journal of Integrated Engineering, 9 (2). pp. 71-77. ISSN 26007916

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Auto Guided Vehicle (AGV) is commonly used in industry to reduce labour cost and to improve the productivity. A few programmable devices are combined in an AGV to optimize the usage of time and energy. AGV is widely used to transport goods and materials from one place to another place. For the first generation of AGV was used the track to guide the AGV but it was not flexible enough. This study investigates an alternative to control an AGV using two rotary encoders and proportional controller. Arduino Mega 2560 was used as a microcontroller to receive and process the signals from the rotary encoders. Logic controller and proportional controller were implemented to control the AGV, respectively. The coefficient of proportional controller was optimized to improve the performance of the AGV during navigation process. Findings show that AGV with the proportional controller with coefficient 1.5 achieved the best performance during the navigation process.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Auto guided vehicle; rotary encoder; proportional controller
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery > TJ210.2-211 Mechanical devices and figures. Automata. Ingenious mechanisms.
Divisions: Faculty of Electrical and Electronic Engineering > Department of Robotic and Mechatronic Engineering
Depositing User: Mr. Mohammad Shaifulrip Ithnin
Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2019 06:55
Last Modified: 18 Feb 2019 06:55
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/10630
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