Experimental evaluation of position control methods for hydraulic systems

Bonchis, Adrian, Corke, Peter, & Rye, David (2002) Experimental evaluation of position control methods for hydraulic systems. IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 10(6), pp. 876-882.

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Presents a unified and systematic assessment of ten position control strategies for a hydraulic servo system with single-ended cylinder driven by a proportional directional control valve. We aim at identifying those methods that achieve better tracking, have a low sensitivity to system uncertainties, and offer a good balance between development effort and end results. A formal approach for solving this problem relies on several practical metrics, which is introduced herein. Their choice is important, as the comparison results between controllers can vary significantly, depending on the selected criterion. Apart from the quantitative assessment, we also raise aspects which are difficult to quantify, but which must stay in attention when considering the position control problem for this class of hydraulic servo systems.

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ID Code: 33873
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Kalman filters, position control, pole assignment, parameter estimation, self-adjusting systems, acceleration control, hydraulic control equipment, linear quadratic Gaussian control, manipulators, model reference adaptive control systems, servomechanisms, two-term control, variable structure systems
DOI: 10.1109/TCST.2002.804128
ISSN: 1063-6536
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING (090600)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Engineering Systems
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2002 IEEE
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Deposited On: 06 Oct 2010 05:06
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 17:12

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