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Enhanced Model Reference Adaptive Control Using Smith Predictor

Publisher : Applied Mechanics and Materials

Campus : Bengaluru

School : School of Engineering

Department : Electronics and Communication

Verified : Yes

Year : 2013

Abstract : pThe main aim of a control system is to repress the instabilities caused by nonlinearities of the system. Dead time is considered to be one of the most significant nonlinearities of a system. Dead time compensators play a vital role in reducing the dead time effects on the processes only to a minute extent. This paper proposes a method to overcome this problem by using Enhanced Model Reference Adaptive Control (MRAC) incorporating Smith Predictor. MRAC belongs to class of adaptive servo system in which desired performance is expressed with the help of a reference model. Enhanced MRAC consists of a fuzzy logic controller which provides adaptation gain to MRAC without human interference. A dead time compensator incorporated in the enhanced MRAC solves the problem of instabilities caused by dead time to a greater extent./p

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