A Double Disturbance Observer Design for Compensation of Unknown Time Delay in a Wireless Motion Control System

Wenlong Zhang, Masayoshi Tomizuka, Peng Wu, Yi Hung Wei, Quan Leng, Song Han, Aloysius K. Mok

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Abstract

Unknown time delay poses a significant challenge to the design of networked motion control systems. Moreover, modeling uncertainties, mechanical disturbance, and sensor noise coexist with time delay in such systems, which makes the controller synthesis even more challenging. It has been proven effective to model the time delay as fictitious disturbance so that a disturbance observer (DOB) can be employed to cancel the negative effect of time delay. In this brief, a new double DOB (DDOB) design is proposed by adding one more DOB into the control system to handle actual external disturbance and enable satisfactory tracking performance. Design considerations of the baseline controller and the two DOBs are illustrated, and robust stability analysis is provided to handle modeling uncertainties. A real-time wireless communication protocol, RT-WiFi, is integrated with a DC motor to examine the performance of the proposed DDOB by simulations and experiments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalIEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - Mar 15 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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