Turbulence-Compensated Table Mechanism | Engineering Clinic

Overview

Project Code: 16012
Project Title: Turbulence-Compensated Table Mechanism
Project Type: Industry
Project Intellectual Property: Company Controlled
Project Citizenship Restriction: No

Project Details

Sponsor Company: Rockwell Collins (B/E Aerospace)
Description: The goal of this project is to design a mechanism to compensate for vibration of aircraft passenger seat tables caused by turbulence. The system design includes three actuators, capable of handling turbulence up to 1g of acceleration, that move in up-and-down, rolling, and side-to-side directions. Sensor data from table movement and location is acquired by accelerometers and distance and weight sensors, and processed by an Arduino Zero, which tells the actuators when and where to move. The table is mounted on a credenza that keeps the table hardware in place and holds all the electronics, including the power source and cables.