A comparison of linear discrete-time design methods for servosystem control

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Three linear discrete-time model-based controller design techniques are compared: pole placement, linear quadratic Gaussian (LQG) and H∞ control. It is shown that design choices can be made for all three controllers by considering the effect on the sensitivity functions of the closed-loop system. Also all three controllers can be implemented using an identical controller structure. A comparative study of the application of the techniques to an electromechanical servosystem is made. The controllers are designed from a discrete-time plant model estimated from experimental data, and a polynomial-based solution method is used in each case. It is concluded that acceptable performance can be achieved using any of the controllers if informed design choices are made.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)281-300
Number of pages20
JournalProceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part I: Journal of Systems and Control Engineering
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1997


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