Journal article

Intermittent tapping control

Peter J Gawthrop, Henrik Gollee

PROCEEDINGS OF THE INSTITUTION OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS PART I-JOURNAL OF SYSTEMS AND CONTROL ENGINEERING | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2012

Abstract

Control using a sequence of 'taps', in contrast to the usual smooth control, is shown to fit within the established intermittent control framework. In particular, a specially designed generalised hold gives rise to tapping behaviour optimised according to the underlying linear-quadratic design. Both fixed-interval and event-driven tapping are included in this approach and some basic stability analysis is given. Illustrative examples are presented and the advantages of tapping in the context of electromechanical servo systems with friction are explored using a laboratory experiment. © IMechE 2012.

University of Melbourne Researchers

Grants

Awarded by Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)


Awarded by Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council


Awarded by EPSRC


Funding Acknowledgements

The work was supported by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) [linked grant numbers EP/F068514/1, EP/F069022/1 and EP/F06974X/1 'Intermittent control of man and machine'].