Commutation-angle iterative learning control for intermittent data: Enhancing piezo-stepper actuator waveforms

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Piezo-stepper actuators are used in many nanopositioning systems due to their high resolution, high stiffness, fast response, and the ability to position a mover over an infinite stroke by means of motion reminiscent of walking. The aim of this paper is to develop a control approach for attenuating disturbances that are caused by the walking motion and are therefore repeating in the commutation-angle domain. A new iterative learning control approach is developed for the commutation-angle domain, that addresses the iteration-varying and non-equidistant sampling that occurs when the piezo-stepper actuator is driven at varying drive frequencies by parameterizing the input and error signals. Experimental validation of the framework on a piezo-stepper actuator leads to significant performance improvements.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8585-8590
Number of pages6
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event21st World Congress of the International Federation of Aufomatic Control (IFAC 2020 World Congress) - Berlin, Germany
Duration: 12 Jul 202017 Jul 2020
Conference number: 21


  • Feedforward control
  • Iterative learning control
  • Micromechantronic systems
  • Motion control systems
  • Piezo actuators


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