Frequency domain analysis of intermittent control

Gawthrop, P.J. (2009) Frequency domain analysis of intermittent control. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part I: Journal of Systems and Control Engineering, 223(5), pp. 591-603. (doi: 10.1243/09596518JSCE759)

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Intermittent control is a feedback control design method that combines both continuous-time and discrete-time domains. A recent result shows that this form of intermittent control can be rewritten as a sampled-data feedback system with a particular vector generalized hold. This paper builds on this result to give, for the first time, a frequency-domain analysis of the closed-loop system containing an intermittent controller. This analysis is illustrated using two examples. The first example is related to the human balance control system and is thus physiologically relevant. The second example gives a theoretical explanation of the phenomenon of self-induced oscillations in intermittent control systems.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Gawthrop, Professor Peter
Authors: Gawthrop, P.J.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Systems Power and Energy
Journal Name:Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part I: Journal of Systems and Control Engineering
Publisher:SAGE Publications
ISSN (Online):2041-3041

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
476761Intermittent predictive control of man and machineHenrik GolleeEngineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)EP/F069022/1ENG - BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING