Accession Number : ADA470878


Title :   Quantitative Robust Control Engineering: Theory and Applications


Descriptive Note : Conference paper


Corporate Author : UNIVERSIDAD PUBLICA DE NAVARRA PAMPLONA (SPAIN) DEPT DE AUTOMATICA Y COMPUTACION


Personal Author(s) : Garcia-Sanz, Mario


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a470878.pdf


Report Date : 01 Sep 2006


Pagination or Media Count : 45


Abstract : This paper presents a summary of the main concepts and references of the Quantitative Feedback Theory (QFT). It is a frequency domain engineering method to design robust controllers. It explicitly emphasizes the use of feedback to simultaneously reduce the effects of model plant uncertainty and to satisfy performance specifications. QFT highlights the trade-off (quantification) among the simplicity of the controller structure, the minimization of the cost of feedback, the existing model uncertainty and the achievement of the desired performance specifications at every frequency of interest. The technique has been successfully applied to control a wide variety of physical systems. After a brief introduction about the essential aspects of the QFT design methodology, including a wide set of QFT references, this paper presents a new method to extend the classical diagonal QFT controller design method for MIMO plants with model uncertainty to a fully populated matrix controller design method. The paper simultaneously studies three cases: the reference tracking, the external disturbance rejection at plant input and the external disturbance rejection at plant output. The work ends showing several real-world examples where the controllers have been designed using QFT techniques: an industrial SCARA robot manipulator, a wastewater treatment plant, a variable speed wind turbine of 1.65 MW and an industrial furnace of 1 MW.


Descriptors :   *CONTROL SYSTEMS , *ENGINEERING , *CONTROL THEORY , METHODOLOGY , UNCERTAINTY , FREQUENCY DOMAIN , SPAIN , FEEDBACK , SYMPOSIA , ROBOTICS


Subject Categories : Operations Research
      Radiofrequency Wave Propagation


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE