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Calibration of a Force Feedback Joystick



J H. Daruwalla, Nicholas Dagalakis


The objective of this project was to calibrate a commercially available force feedback joystick that could be used for the control of a laser beam optical tweezers test-bed. A calibration box was built to hold the joystick and the load-cell. The joystick handle was restrained by springs under tension and the handle force was measured by a single axis load-cell. The calibration is done by measuring the forces generated by the joystick handle in the X and Y axes in response to controller command signals.


calibration, force feedback, joystick


Daruwalla, J. and Dagalakis, N. (2008), Calibration of a Force Feedback Joystick, OTHER, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed May 20, 2024)


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Created August 28, 2008, Updated October 12, 2021