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Robust gain-scheduling for smart-structures in parallel robots
Author(s): Stephan Algermissen; Michael Rose; Ralf Keimer; Michael Sinapius
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Paper Abstract

In the past years parallel robots demonstrated their capability in applications with high-dynamic trajectories. Smart-structures offer the potential to further increase the productivity of parallel robots by reducing disturbing vibrations caused by high dynamic loads effectively. To investigate parallel robots and their applications, including suitable control concepts for smart-structures, the Collaborative Research Center 562 was founded by the German Research Council (DFG). The latest prototype within this research center is called Triglide. It is a four degree of freedom (DOF) robot with three translational and one rotational DOF. It realizes an acceleration of 10 g* at the effector. In the structure of the robot six active rods and a tri-axial accelerometer are integrated to control effector vibrations in three translational DOF. The main challenge of this control application is the position dependent vibration behavior. A single robust controller is not able to gain satisfying performance within the entire workspace. Therefore a strategy for describing the vibration behavior by linearization at several operating points is developed. Behavior in-between is approximated by a linear approach. On a trajectory robust controllers in all operating points are smoothly switched by robust gain-scheduling. The scheduling parameters are fast varying and though a suitable stability proof is defined, based on Small-Gain approach. Several transformations enhance the results from Small-Gain Theorem and reduce the usual conservatism. Experimental data is used to show the improvements made.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 March 2009
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 7292, Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems 2009, 72922F (30 March 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.810977
Show Author Affiliations
Stephan Algermissen, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (Germany)
Michael Rose, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (Germany)
Ralf Keimer, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (Germany)
Michael Sinapius, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7292:
Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems 2009
Masayoshi Tomizuka, Editor(s)

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