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Scheduling of intelligent sensor and actuator network in flexible structures
Author(s): Michael A. Demetriou; Raffaele Potami
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Paper Abstract

We consider the problem of monitoring and scheduling a network of intelligent sensors and actuators in large flexible structures. A hybrid controller that activates a subset of the devices in the sensor and actuator network is proposed and whose objective is to effectively address the effects of spatiotemporally varying disturbances. It is assumed that the flexible structure is subjected to disturbances and the intelligent control policy attempts to activate the actuators that, over the duration of a time interval, have spatial authority against the spatiotemporally varying disturbances. The hybrid controller switches the relevant actuators on and deactivates the ones that are not used over a given time interval. The basic idea behind the proposed supervisory scheme is to show that using a switched controller, it is possible to simultaneously improve controller performance and reduce the power consumption in the actuator/sensor network. Both analytical and experimental results on a flexible aluminum plate with eight pairs of collocated actuator/sensor PZT pairs are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 April 2007
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6529, Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems 2007, 65291G (10 April 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.715700
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Michael A. Demetriou, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (United States)
Raffaele Potami, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6529:
Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems 2007
Masayoshi Tomizuka; Chung-Bang Yun; Victor Giurgiutiu, Editor(s)

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