Discrete-time control design for setpoint tracking of a combustion engine test bench

Dina Shona Laila, E. Grunbacher

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    A sampled-data control redesign for a combustion engine test bench is studied. The design applies a model reference approach, based on a continuous-time controller that has been designed using a robust optimal control design. The goal of the redesign is to make the discrete-time controller less sensitive to sampling and to keep the sampled-data tracking performance as close as possible to the continuous-time tracking performance. The performance of the redesigned controller is tested for a setpoint tracking of the speed and the torque of the test bench. Some numerical simulations are performed, comparing the performance of the discrete-time redesigned controller with a discrete-time emulation controller obtained by sampling and zero order hold of the continuous-time controller.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - 21 Jan 2008
    EventIEEE Conference on Decision and Control - Louisiana, New Orleans, United States
    Duration: 12 Dec 200714 Dec 2007


    ConferenceIEEE Conference on Decision and Control
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CityNew Orleans

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    • Control design
    • Combustion
    • Engines
    • Testing
    • Optimal control
    • Sampling methods
    • Robust control
    • Torque control
    • Numerical simulation
    • Emulation
    • sampled data systems
    • continuous time systems
    • control system synthesis
    • discrete time systems
    • internal combustion engines
    • optimal control
    • robust control
    • discrete time emulation controller
    • discrete time control design
    • setpoint tracking
    • combustion engine test bench
    • continuous time controller
    • robust optimal control design
    • sampled data tracking performance
    • continuous time tracking performance
    • Setpoint tracking.
    • Combustion engine test bench control
    • Controller redesign
    • Discrete-time systems
    • Extended Hammerstein systems
    • Nonlinear systems


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