This report presents a description and functional model of a hybrid stepping motor drive system. The motor drive methods of fullstepping and backstepping are presented as examples. Test methods for system characterization are described, and response characteristics for the simulated and experimental results are compared to verify the model. This paper shows that an open-loop stepping motor drive system can be accurately simulated to predict real hardware performance.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Incremental motion control; Stepping motors
Department, Program, or Center
Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology (CAST)
Bell, Gregory, "Simulation of an open-loop stepping motor system" (1985). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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