We are attempting to use Sys ID to characterize our arm, but the data we get doesn’t look correct. The velocity versus time graphs has data points jumping between 0 rad/s and ~1.5 rad/s, and the response timescale is 21,546 ms. If the velocity threshold is anything other than 0, we get an error message that the acceleration filter deletes all of the data. What might we be doing wrong?
We are using 1 Falcon 500 geared at 308:1 to power the arm, and a CANCoder 1:1 with the arm shaft for position feedback.
Yes, but it reported only a very small number of radians traveled. Our arm can travel roughly a quarter of a full rotation, or about 1.57 radians. Using 360 for the encoder counts/rev returned the correct travel distance.
We just tried setting the sensor coefficient, velocity measurement period, and velocity measurements window on the CANCoder to 1, with matching Sys ID settings, and got the same error. We are seeing lots of zeros in the data.
It does report the correct distance traveled after each test. I believe the issue is the zeros in the data, but changing the velocity threshold to anything other than zero just removes all of the data.
Our arm gear ratio is 308.33:1 with a 3 stage MAXPlanetary and a chain final reduction. This means there is a significant amount of backlash. We would rather the feedback sensor be on the arm shaft because of this.