In cooperation with Rochester Institute of Technology and Eastman Kodak Company's Clinical Diagnostics Division, this thesis project describes the design of a PC-based development tool which will aid in the design and testing of electromechanical sub assemblies incorporating stepper motors. This tool will integrate the ability to perform digital I/O along with open loop stepper motor control methodologies bundled under a Windows based software package to produce a user interface aimed towards the mechanical and electrical engineering development communities. In its maximum configuration, the system consists of 8 single processor control nodes, each of which is capable of executing a control program independently or in cooperation with other nodes. The control programs which run on the nodes are written on the host PC and then downloaded to each of the processor nodes where they are then executed.
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Computer Engineering (KGCOE)
Baco, Joseph, "A Flexible development system for stepper motor based electro-mechanical subassembly design" (1994). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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