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Performance Evaluation of Azimuth Position Control of a Giant Metre wave Radio Telescope in Matlab/Simulink using P and PD Controllers

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering, Bhilai Institute of Technology Durg, India
  • 2Department of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering, Bhilai Institute of Technology Durg, India

Res. J. Engineering Sci., Volume 5, Issue (11), Pages 1-8, November,26 (2016)


The proposed work focuses on modelling and simulating a control system for azimuth position control of a Giant Metre wave Radio Telescope (GMRT) for turning the input commands into corresponding output positions. GMRTs are large parabolic dish antennas established by National Centre for Radio Astrophysics (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research) in India. The GMRT system has initially been modelled and evaluation of the system performance (using a reference step signal) has been done by using Proportional (P) and Proportional-Derivative (PD) controllers.


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