Extremum seeking dead-zone pre-compensator for an industrial control system
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CitationDinçmen, E. (2018). Extremum seeking dead-zone pre-compensator for an industrial control system. At-Automatisierungstechnik, 66(6), 471-482. doi:10.1515/auto-2017-0095
PID type industrial controllers such as PI, PD, PID are mature control algorithms and they are intensively used in industry due to their simplicity and easily implementability. However, they start to fail when there is an unknown or unpredictable nonlinear behavior in the plant or actuator. In this paper, a novel compensation algorithm is proposed for PD type industrial control systems, which possess an unknown dead-zone nonlinearity. An extremum-seeking technique is utilized in the compensation algorithm. The aim is to propose a new, effective and robust compensator which can be added easily to an existing industrial controller without any need to change/retune the controller settings/parameters. It is shown that by adding the compensator to an existing PD control system, the sensitivity of the controller to the dead-zone nonlinearity is removed.