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Nonlinear H controllers for electromagnetic suspension systems

By PK Sinha and AN Pechev

Abstract

This note presents a unified framework to derive nonlinear H state and output feedback controllers for magnetically levitated (Maglev) vehicles with controlled dc electromagnets, referred to as electromagnetic suspension systems. The theoretical exposition, based on the Taylor series expansion solution to the Hamilton-Jacobi-Isaacs inequality, is followed by an assessment of some of the practical issues in realizing the nonlinear controllers with a digital signal processor and embedded hardware. A select set of experimental results from a single-degree-of-freedom suspension system is included to highlight the effectiveness of the proposed nonlinear state- and output-feedback H controllers to suppress guideway-induced disturbances

Year: 2004
DOI identifier: 10.1109/TAC.2003.822865
OAI identifier: oai:epubs.surrey.ac.uk:199

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