Switching control in vibration isolation systems

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In this paper, a switching control approach for active vibration isolation systems is proposed. The switching involves two regimes. In the first regime, no feedback control is applied thereby giving a low sensitivity to noise. In the second regime, active control induces improved disturbance rejection properties, but at the cost of increased noise sensitivity. Conditions for the stability of the switching closed-loop system are formulated whereas the stability analysis provides design rules for tuning the switching controller. Given this novel active vibration isolation approach, improved isolation performance is obtained with substantially less control authority in comparison to the case of linear (or non-switching) feedback control. Performance analysis is based on multi-resolution time-frequency analysis using measurements taken from a commercial vibration isolation system.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)626-635
JournalIEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2013


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