On-Off Control With Specified Fuel Usage

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William Singhose

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332-0405

Tarunraj Singh

Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 14260

Warren Seering

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139

J. Dyn. Sys., Meas., Control 121(2), 206-212 (Jun 01, 1999) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2802456 History: Received December 17, 1996; Revised October 22, 1998; Online December 03, 2007


A method for generating on-off command profiles for flexible systems is presented. The command profiles move a system without residual vibration while using a specified amount of actuator fuel. Robustness to modeling errors can be incorporated into the design of the command signals. Techniques are presented that facilitate implementation and indicate prudent choices for the amount of fuel to be used. The method is compared to other command generation techniques that balance fuel usage and slew time.

Copyright © 1999 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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