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.
- Delay systems
- motion control
- real-time systems
- wireless communication
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Control and Systems Engineering
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering