Stepper motor modeling and control design for a 1.5 square meters heliostat prototype

Nun Pitalua-Diaz*, Victor Benitez, Jesus Pacheco-Ramirez

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Abstract

This paper presents the modeling, closed loop control and simulation of a stepper motor actuator, which is used to control an arrangement of miniheliostats in a solar tower plant located outside of Hermosillo, Sonora desert. The real time results show that the proposed control strategy is able to track the solar sun position. The controller is implemented in real time via LabView computational environment and applied in the solar tower plant facility.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2012 World Automation Congress, WAC 2012
StatePublished - 2012
Event2012 World Automation Congress, WAC 2012 - Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Duration: 24 Jun 201228 Jun 2012

Publication series

NameWorld Automation Congress Proceedings
ISSN (Print)2154-4824
ISSN (Electronic)2154-4832

Conference

Conference2012 World Automation Congress, WAC 2012
Country/TerritoryMexico
CityPuerto Vallarta
Period24/06/1228/06/12

Keywords

  • central tower technology
  • heliostat
  • stepper motor modeling

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