Active suspension control: performance comparison using proportional integral sliding mode and linear quadratic regulator methods

Y.M. Sam, J.H.S. Osman, M.R.A. Ghani
Proceedings of 2003 IEEE Conference on Control Applications, 2003. CCA 2003.  
and damper do not provide energy to the suspension system and control only the motion of the car body and wheel by limiting the suspension velocity according to the rate determined by the designer, T~ the above problem, active suspension systems have been proposed by various [3,4,51. Active suspension systems dynamically respond to changes in the road profile because of their ability to supply energy that can be used to oroduce relative motion between the body Absfracl-The purpose of this paper
more » ... rpose of this paper is to compare the performance of the active suspension system using two different control strategies. The first strategy utilized the proportional integral sliding mode control scheme and the second one using the linear quadratic regulator method. A quarter-car model is used in the study and the performance of the controller is compared to the linear quadratic regulator and with the existing passive suspension system. A simulation study is performed to prove the effectiveness and robustness ofthe control approach. and wheel. Typically, active suspension systems include sensors to measure suspension variables such as body velocity, suspension displacement, wheel velocity and wheel or body acceleration. An active suspension is one in which the Index Term-Active suspension, sliding mode control, linear quadratic regulator, automotive control.
doi:10.1109/cca.2003.1223325 fatcat:jh7chccgjncbxhfteuw4zt77n4