Control design of an electro-pneumatic gearbox actuator

Adam Szabo, Tamas Becsi, Peter Gaspar, Szilard Aradi

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3 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

The paper deals with the model-based control of an electro-pneumatic gearbox actuator. Electro-pneumatic systems have many advantages, such as long lifetime and high operational safety, but their nonlinear behavior makes predicting and controlling them difficult. The objective of the research is to design an optimal control of an electro-pneumatic gearbox actuator. In order to control a nonlinear system with linear control methods a multi-state state-space representation of the system is presented. Based on a preliminary comparison an open-loop, a PID, and a linear quadratic controller were chosen for development. The developed controllers were tested in a Model in The Loop environment, and their performances were compared based on previously defined controlling requirements. Both the open-loop and the PID controller were able to meet the given requirements. The open-loop controller has high parameter sensitivity and relative low performances in case of collision speed and shift time, while the PID controller has the highest number of solenoid valve actuations. The linear quadratic controller has good overall performance in case of neutral to gear changes, however it cannot stabilize the system in neutral position within the required time, which can be a consequence of the given simplifications. With respect to the results of the Model in the Loop tests two suggestions were made regarding the applicable controller.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 14th IEEE/ASME International Conference on Mechatronic and Embedded Systems and Applications, MESA 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Print)9781538646434
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - aug. 27 2018
Event14th IEEE/ASME International Conference on Mechatronic and Embedded Systems and Applications, MESA 2018 - Oulu, Finland
Duration: júl. 2 2018júl. 4 2018

Publication series

Name2018 14th IEEE/ASME International Conference on Mechatronic and Embedded Systems and Applications, MESA 2018

Other

Other14th IEEE/ASME International Conference on Mechatronic and Embedded Systems and Applications, MESA 2018
CountryFinland
CityOulu
Period7/2/187/4/18

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Optimization
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Instrumentation

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    Szabo, A., Becsi, T., Gaspar, P., & Aradi, S. (2018). Control design of an electro-pneumatic gearbox actuator. In 2018 14th IEEE/ASME International Conference on Mechatronic and Embedded Systems and Applications, MESA 2018 [8449145] (2018 14th IEEE/ASME International Conference on Mechatronic and Embedded Systems and Applications, MESA 2018). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/MESA.2018.8449145