Learning feedforward control of a flexible beam


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Velthuis, W.J.R. and Vries, T.J.A. de and Amerongen, J. van (1996) Learning feedforward control of a flexible beam. In: IEEE International Symposium on Intelligent Control, 1996, September 15-18,1996, Dearborn, MI, USA (pp. pp. 103-108).

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Abstract:Servo control is usually done by means of model-based feedback controllers, which has two difficulties: 1) the design of a well performing feedback controller requires extensive and time consuming modelling of the process; and 2) by applying feedback control a compromise has to be made between performance and robust stability. The learning feedforward controller (LFFC) may help to overcome these difficulties. The LFFC consists of a feedback and a feedforward controller. The feedback controller is designed such that robust stability is guaranteed, while the performance is obtained by the feedforward controller. The feedforward controller is a function approximator that is adapted on the basis of the feedback signal. The LFFC is applied to a flexible robot arm, which has complex dynamics and unknown properties, such as friction. A stability analysis of the (idealised) LFFC is presented. Simulation experiments (with a non-idealised LFFC) confirm the results of this analysis and show that without extensive modelling a good performance can be obtained
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Copyright:©1996 IEEE
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Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS)
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Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/publications/56012
Official URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ISIC.1996.556185
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