Direct assessment of parameter sensitivity in multivariable closed-loop control systems

Manness, M.A. and Murray-Smith, D.J. (1987) Direct assessment of parameter sensitivity in multivariable closed-loop control systems. In: 1987 Conference on Computer Simulation, Bangor, North Wales, UK, 1987, pp. 149-153.

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A signal convolution method of calculating parameter sensitivity functions is being developed as the basis for a controller optimisation scheme for multivariable control systems. The signals to be convolved in this direct assessment method of parameter sensitivity analysis are obtained directly from the system. This paper details the theory of the signal convolution method in the multivariable case and the results which have been obtained in simulation studies for a helicopter flight control system. These studies have led to conclusions concerning the suitability of the method for use in controller optimization, particularly in the context of system commissioning tests.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Additional Information:Proceedings volume edited by R.N. Zobel. Published by Society for Computer Simulation, Ghent, Belgium, 1987.
Keywords:Multivariable control system, controller parameter sensitivity, helicopter flight control, numerical convolution, controller optimization
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Murray-Smith, Professor David
Authors: Manness, M.A., and Murray-Smith, D.J.
Subjects:T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
T Technology > TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering

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