Rejection of fixed direction disturbances in multivariable electromechanical motion systems

M.L.G. Boerlage, R. Middleton, M. Steinbuch, A.G. Jager, de

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This work discusses rejection of disturbances with known directions in multivariable control systems. It is shown how frequency domain tradeoffs in multivariable control motivate a design based on disturbance directions. A multivariable design method is presented to design centralized controllers that reject disturbances only in relevant directions. A model of an industrial motion system is used to demonstrate the theory. It is shown how the proposed design method resembles the solution of a competing Hinf design and offers the ability to interpret Hinf centralized control solutions, and understand the tradeoffs inherent in such a design.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 17th IFAC World Congress (IFAC'08) July 11-16, 2008, Seoul, Korea
EditorsHyungsuck Cho
Place of PublicationSeoul
PublisherInternational Federation of Automatic Control
Publication statusPublished - 2008


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