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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