Extended Kalman observer based Robust Control of 1DOF TRMS

Vidya S. Rao, Akhila, Rafael M. Morales-Viviescas

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The classical control techniques such as Proportional-Integral-Derivative (PID) deliver excellent quality in the system performances with healthy sensors and actuators. However when failures of sensors and actuators occur, the control over the system goes partially or completely astray. Hence, we explore a robust control technique for the standard laboratory setup of the Twin rotor MIMO System (TRMS) which is similar, up to some extent, to a helicopter in terms of the non-linearities as well as cross interactions. Control algorithms such as robust PID and Extended Kalman (EK) observer - based robust PID are simulated and the system performance is compared with and without sensor and actuator failures. The control efforts are also considered in the tuning process to make sure they fit within the motor capabilities. An observer incorporated along with robust control algorithm for smooth operation. The results show that the implemented robust control methods along with EK observer provide very good performance by offering graceful performance degradation when facing either actuator or sensor failures.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 12th Asian Control Conference, ASCC 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9784888983006
Publication statusPublished - 01-06-2019
Event12th Asian Control Conference, ASCC 2019 - Kitakyushu-shi, Japan
Duration: 09-06-201912-06-2019

Publication series

Name2019 12th Asian Control Conference, ASCC 2019


Conference12th Asian Control Conference, ASCC 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Control and Optimization
  • Mechanical Engineering


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