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Multivariable controller implementation using field programmable gate arrays
Author(s): Vittal S. Rao; Hardy Joseph Pottinger; Jamie S. Kelly; Lingfeng Yuan; Srivatsan Varadharajan
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Paper Abstract

Implementation issues represent an unfamiliar challenge to most control engineers, and many techniques for controller design ignore these issues outright. Consequently, the design of controllers for smart structural systems usually proceeds without regard for their eventual implementation, thus resulting either in serious performance degradation or in hardware requirements that squander power, complicate integration, and drive up cost. This paper summarizes previously reported results in the application of FPGAs to the realization of digital controllers for smart structures and reports ongoing effort to extend these results to multiple input, multiple output systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 July 1998
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 3328, Smart Structures and Materials 1998: Smart Electronics and MEMS, (20 July 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.320181
Show Author Affiliations
Vittal S. Rao, Univ. of Missouri/Rolla (United States)
Hardy Joseph Pottinger, Univ. of Missouri/Rolla (United States)
Jamie S. Kelly, ADTRAN Inc. (United States)
Lingfeng Yuan, Univ. of Missouri/Rolla (United States)
Srivatsan Varadharajan, Univ. of Missouri/Rolla (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3328:
Smart Structures and Materials 1998: Smart Electronics and MEMS
Vijay K. Varadan; Paul J. McWhorter; Richard A. Singer; Michael J. Vellekoop, Editor(s)

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