Controller design for two-input single-output systems exploiting plant/controller alignment

Nathan A. Weir, Andrew G. Alleyne

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Abstract

Due to the unique structure of TISO feedback systems, several closed loop properties can be characterized using the concepts of plant and controller directions and alignment . Poor plant/controller alignment indicates significant limitations in terms of closed loop performance. In general, it is desirable to design a controller that is well aligned with the plant in order to minimize the size of the closed loop sensitivity functions and closed loop interactions. Although the concept of alignment can be a useful analysis tool for a given plant/controller pair, it is not obvious how a controller should be designed to achieve good alignment. We present a new controller design approach, based on the well-known PQ method , which explicitly incorporates knowledge of alignment into the design process. This is accomplished by providing graphical information about the alignment angle on the Bode plot of the PQ frequency response. We show the utility of this approach through a design example.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in Control Design Methods; Advances in Nonlinear Control; Advances in Robotics; Assistive and Rehabilitation Robotics; Automotive Dynamics and Emerging Powertrain Technologies; Automotive Systems; Bio Engineering Applications; Bio-Mechatronics and Physical Human Robot Interaction; Biomedical and Neural Systems; Biomedical and Neural Systems Modeling, Diagnostics, and Healthcare
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ISBN (Electronic)9780791851890
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018
EventASME 2018 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, DSCC 2018 - Atlanta, United States
Duration: Sep 30 2018Oct 3 2018

Publication series

NameASME 2018 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, DSCC 2018
Volume1

Other

OtherASME 2018 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, DSCC 2018
CountryUnited States
CityAtlanta
Period9/30/1810/3/18

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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    Weir, N. A., & Alleyne, A. G. (2018). Controller design for two-input single-output systems exploiting plant/controller alignment. In Advances in Control Design Methods; Advances in Nonlinear Control; Advances in Robotics; Assistive and Rehabilitation Robotics; Automotive Dynamics and Emerging Powertrain Technologies; Automotive Systems; Bio Engineering Applications; Bio-Mechatronics and Physical Human Robot Interaction; Biomedical and Neural Systems; Biomedical and Neural Systems Modeling, Diagnostics, and Healthcare (ASME 2018 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, DSCC 2018; Vol. 1). American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). https://doi.org/10.1115/DSCC2018-9182