Design and Development of a ?-Synthesis Controller for a Flexible Robotic Manipulator, Modelled as a Rotating Euler-Bernoulli Beam

Hamed Moradi, Gholamreza Vossoughi, Firooz Bakhtiari Nejad, Mohammad T. Ahmadian
2013 International Journal of Acoustics and Vibration  
In this paper, a robust control strategy for a robotic manipulator, modelled as a cantilever rotating Euler-Bernoulli beam, is developed. Imprecision in the payload mass, unknown properties of the manipulator link, and torque disturbance are included as the sources of uncertainty. The objective is to achieve a desired angular rotation while the vibration of the manipulator tip is suppressed and the control system remains in a stable region. The control input of the system is an external driving
more » ... an external driving torque. For formulation of the continuous system, the mode summation technique is used and equations of motion are described in the Laplace domain. Then, unstructured uncertainties are included in the form of multiplicative input uncertainty. The µ-synthesis control approach is used and an H ∞ optimal robust controller is developed based on the DK-iteration algorithm. Results show that the designed controller guarantees the robust stability and performance of the perturbed system against existing uncertainties. Consequently, stability of the closed-loop system, disturbance rejection, and trajectory tracking performance are achieved.
doi:10.20855/ijav.2013.18.3332 fatcat:jvngvaut3nez5miumgolm5jwie