Dual-observer-based position-servo control of a magnetic gear

Montague, R. G., Bingham, Chris and Atallah, K. (2011) Dual-observer-based position-servo control of a magnetic gear. IET Electric Power Applications, 5 (9). pp. 708-714. ISSN 1751-8660

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The study proposes an optimum controller design for servo position control of a drive train that incorporates a magnetic gear. Based on the integral of time multiplied by absolute error polynomials for a step response, the designed proportional plus derivative (PD) controller minimises position overshoot whereas optimising rise time. To facilitate the rejection of load-side disturbances applied to a magnetic gear, a disturbance observer is designed based on a minimum-order input-output state estimator. To compensate for load-side torsion-induced position errors, an enhanced dual observer is proposed which simultaneously compensates for non-linearity errors that result from the non-linear torque transfer characteristic of the prototype magnetic coupling used. The major advantage of the proposed optimised controller plus enhanced dual observer is that accurate set-point position tracking can be obtained using only motor-side measurements of position and velocity. This results in an optimised controller with analytically parameterised tuning, combined with computationally simple minimum-order disturbance observer and load position observer with non-linearity error correction, thereby providing accurate load-side position set-point tracking of a low dynamic stiffness drive train in the presence of torque disturbances. © 2011 The Institution of Engineering and Technology.

Keywords:Absolute error, Disturbance observer, Drive train, Dynamic stiffness, Input-output, Load positions, Magnetic gear, Non-linear, Non-linearity errors, Optimum controllers, Position errors, Proportional plus derivatives, Risetimes, Set-point tracking, State Estimators, Torque disturbance, Torque transfer, Controllers, Disturbance rejection, Errors, Magnetic couplings, Observability, Position control
Subjects:H Engineering > H360 Electromechanical Engineering
Divisions:College of Science > School of Engineering
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Deposited On:02 Aug 2013 08:25

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