A modified model reference adaptive control approach for systems with noise or unmodelled dynamics

SA Neild, L Yang, DJ Wagg

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Select a Journal Proc IMechE, Part F: Journal of Rail and Rapid Transit more options Search Query Builder Close | Clear Title (ti) Abstract (ab) Author (au) ISSN (issn) DOI (doi) And Or Not ( ) * (wildcard) Within all content Within this journal Within this issue Export this article Export this article as RIS | Text PDF (265.9 KB) Authors S A Neild1, L Yang1, D J Wagg1 1 Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK Abstract In this paper, a modified model reference adaptive control (MRAC) strategy is developed for use on plants with noise or unmodelled high-frequency dynamics. MRAC consists of two parts, an adaptive control part and a fixed gain control part. The adaptive algorithm uses a combination of low- and high-pass filters such that the frequency range for the adaptive part of the strategy is limited. The mechanism for noise-induced gain wind-up is demonstrated analytically, and it is shown how MRAC can be modified to eliminate this wind-up. Further to this, an additional filter is proposed to improve MRAC robustness to high-frequency unmodelled dynamics. Two test plants, one with added noise and the other with unmodelled high-frequency dynamics, are considered. Both plants exhibit unstable behaviour when controlled using standard MRAC, but, with the modified strategy, robustness is significantly improved.
Translated title of the contributionA modified model reference adaptive control approach for systems with noise or unmodelled dynamics
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)197 - 208
Number of pages11
JournalProceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part I: Journal of Systems and Control Engineering
Volume222(3)
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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Publisher: Professional Engineering Publishing

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