Centralized and decentralized powertrain controllers for an earthmoving vehicle

P. Gupta, A. Alleyne

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This paper discusses the performance, robustness and design tradeoffs between decentralized and centralized control schemes from a powertrain perspective. It also demonstrates how a gain scheduling technique can be used effectively to design controllers for non-linear powertrain systems both in a centralized and a decentralized framework. Stability and performance analysis have been a challenge in a decentralized framework. A robust analysis technique for gain scheduled controller has been applied to the decentralized network in this correspondence. With this analysis tool, a robustness and performance analysis can be performed on the decentralized network when all the subsystem controllers are designed using gain scheduled controllers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberWeC14.3
Pages (from-to)1613-1618
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings of the American Control Conference
StatePublished - Sep 1 2005
Event2005 American Control Conference, ACC - Portland, OR, United States
Duration: Jun 8 2005Jun 10 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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