Design of Dynamic Nonlinear Control Techniques for Flexible-Link Manipulators


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In this paper, we develop robust dynamical controllers for addressing the problems of tracking and regulation of flexible-link manipulators. The design of dynamical controllers is based on construction of a two-time scale dynamical motion of the closed-loop system. The main control objective is to achieve stability of the closed-loop system while ensuring boundedness of all the control signals as well as sufficiently small tip-position tracking requirement. In order to achieve a minimum phase behaviour for utilizing output feedback control strategy, a new redefined output is proposed. Instead of using the joint angles as outputs in the rigid-link case, a new output is chosen for the flexible-link case which will provide and guarantee stability of the closed-loop flexible system. Simulations results are provided for flexible-link manipulators using the proposed control strategies. A comparative analysis is also included to demonstrate and illustrate the advantages and disadvantages of the considered control methodologies.



Solid State Phenomena (Volume 144)

Edited by:

Inga Skiedraite and Jolanta Baskutiene






V. Gavriloiu et al., "Design of Dynamic Nonlinear Control Techniques for Flexible-Link Manipulators", Solid State Phenomena, Vol. 144, pp. 250-256, 2009

Online since:

September 2008




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