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Asked by: Greg M.
Subject: Dynamic model of a gyroscope actuator
Question: Good afternoon,

I would like to stabilise a platform (hung from the ceiling on a guimbal) in any orientation using 3 orthogonal fast spinning flywheels. To determine how big the flywheels need to be to resist gravity torques (from the difference guimbal-CG), I would like to model the system on Simulink.

I have been trying for MONTHS to find how to model the gyroscopic effect (ideally, the reaction torque of each wheel in function of the platform rate and the gravity torque), posted in several websites but nobody was able to answer.

I am desperate for even the simplest model of a gyroscope, and I hope to find it here.

Thanks in advance,
Best regards,

P.S: For more information, my question is better formulated on StackExchange: http://physics.stackexchange.com/questions/114614/defy-gravity-torques-with-gyroscopes
Date: 28 May 2014
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