IQ Motion Control Soon to Release High-Efficiency Drone Motors

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IQ Motion Control (formerly IQinetics) has been hard at work since we last checked in with them, refining and preparing their high-efficiency drone motors for prime time. The IQ Drone Module is an integrated motor and controller that uses a position sensor and advanced control algorithms to optimize motor performance. This brings professional-grade motor control to consumer and enterprise drones. IQ motors will launch in January 2018 on CrowdSupply.

How It Works

By adding a position sensor to their motors and writing advanced calibration and control algorithms, IQ is able to optimize motor performance and give users the utmost control over their vehicles.

Technical specs:

  • Sizes: 2306 & 2312
  • 2306 RPM constant: 2200 KV
  • 2312 RPM constant: 1100 KV
  • Estimated peak current: 30 A
  • Estimated peak voltage: 25.2 V

Features:

  • 3D reversible, cross zero without delay
  • Anticogging, reduced motor vibration (see below for more information)
  • Efficiency mode (sinusoidal commutation). Up to 20% more efficient than standard motors
  • Turbo mode (trapezoidal commutation). 4.8% increase in shaft power
  • Regenerative/active braking
  • Active freewheeling
  • Various communication protocols (serial, DShot, standard PWM)
  • Motor can be used as an input
  • Over-current protection
  • Access to control parameters
  • Closed-loop speed and position control

    What is anticogging?

    Link to anticogging paper: http://www.roboticsproceedings.org/rss10/p42.pdf

     

    Expected release of the IQ Drone Module motors is January 2018. See iq-control.com for more info and to get on the news list for product release.

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