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Certification of linear closed-loop controllers using the nu-gap metric and the generalized stability margin

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Okle, Jan [1] ; Noppeney, Victor Tamassia [2] ; Boaventura, Thiago [2]
Total Authors: 3
[1] Leitwert, Weberstr 3, CH-8004 Zurich - Switzerland
[2] Sao Carlos Sch Engn, Av Trabalhador Sao Carlense 400, Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: Journal of the Brazilian Society of Mechanical Sciences and Engineering; v. 43, n. 7 JUL 2021.
Web of Science Citations: 0

In almost all mechatronic devices, safety is a fundamental requirement. Unpredicted system behavior resultant from control instability may potentially damage objects or even harm human users. To certify that the system will remain stable under predefined conditions is not only desirable but mandatory for systems like jet engines and wearable robots (e.g., robotic prosthesis and exoskeleton robots). The certification of control algorithms is already a standard procedure in some engineering fields, such as aviation. In robotics, however, a certification procedure is not yet traditionally incorporated in the control design. To fill this gap is an essential step towards making robots, especially those that closely interact with human beings, largely available on the market and endorsed by the public in general. This paper uses the nu -gap metric and the generalized stability margin to assess the stability of a closed-loop linear system, accounting for differences between plants. A novel iterative certification procedure based on these two techniques is proposed, combined with optimization techniques to reduce conservatism. The procedure is demonstrated on a real 1-DoF hydraulically actuated platform. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 18/15472-9 - Hydraulic actuation impedance control for robots with legs and arms
Grantee:Thiago Boaventura Cunha
Support type: Research Grants - Young Investigators Grants
FAPESP's process: 19/10773-3 - Transparency control of exoskeleton robots
Grantee:Victor Tamassia Noppeney
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Master