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IMPLEMENTATION OF MICROCONTROLLER TO THE CONTROL OF AN AGV

By MOHAMAD LOKMAN MOHAMAD RAFIUDDIN

Abstract

This work describes the designing and the implementation of microcontroller to the control of an AGV. AGV is an acronym for Automatic Guided Vehicle and it's apparently become more demanding nowadays especially in the manufacturing industry due to its ability to self guided the transportation process. The main hardware components consist of the microcontroller board, the sensor, the voltage regulator and the motor driver circuits. The task of interfacing the hardware and the programming of the software is challenging. The microcontroller will act as brain of the AGV to control the action that should be taken by the AGV while moving under pre-defined pathways. Basically, the sensors which are located at the front and both sides of the AGV will sense the existence of black line at the bottom of the AGV. The sensor provides the input signal to the microcontroller. The microcontroller will process the input obtained and provide the appropriate instruction to the output to control the motion of two motors. The output would results in the AGV to change the direction of movement either to the right or left or may remain in the same direction depending on the microcontroller' s decision. Several experiments and tests also have been conducted to verify the operation of the circuits. The AGV prototype is successfully designed, assembled, built and tested

Topics: TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Publisher: Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS
Year: 2008
OAI identifier: oai:generic.eprints.org:9981/core10784
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