Design and control of a novel planar maglev positioning system

Mei Yung Chen, Ming Chiuan Shiu, Tzuo Bo Lin, Li Chen Fu

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This paper describes a novel planar repulsive maglev prototype. In this maglev system, the carrier is levitated by a planar 2D array of coils. The levitation forces are due to repelling between the magnets and the coils. Then, the general model of motion of the carrier with complete degree of freedoms(DOFs) is derived and analyzed. Next, for the sake of control, a PID controller is designed here to regulate the all DOFs of the planar maglev system. From the simulation results, satisfactory good performances including stiffness and precision have been demonstrated. The experiment of the proposed system is under preparation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)505-510
Number of pages6
JournalIFAC Proceedings Volumes (IFAC-PapersOnline)
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Jan 1
Event15th World Congress of the International Federation of Automatic Control, 2002 - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 2002 Jul 212002 Jul 26


  • Magnetic suspension
  • Modelling
  • PID controller
  • Positioning system
  • Regulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering


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