Analysis and Simulation of a Pan Tilt Platform Based on Linear Model


  • Imran S. Sarwar
  • Afzaal M. Malik



This research paper deals with the modeling, analysis and simulation of a two degree of freedom pan tilt platform (PTP) for rapidly positioning a camera. The PT?, with 2-revolute joints, is a device that makes possible for the camera to point in a desired direction. The objective of this paper is to derive a mathematical model of the PTP to point in a desired direction. To achieve the objective, a feedback control system with PD controller was analyzed and simulated in section III. The PTP was used on unmanned aerial vehicle to perform visual tracking experiments for moving objects. There is a growing demand for control systems with motion tracking ability. The practicality of this project can be extended to a broad range of applications. Of these, the most apparent use is in defense, where there is a strong emphasis on reliably neutralizing threats without risking human life. Unmanned aerial systems can provide significant reductions in manpower and risk to humans for critical security and defense roles. The applications of PTP m defense and security applications have been increased significantly in recent years. Such applications include target acquisition, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, border patrol, maritime security, search and rescue, and environmental monitoring. Also, several applications for this device exist both in law enforcement and in entertainment.






Engineering Sciences