E3S Web Conf.
Volume 115, 20192019 The 2nd International Conference on Electrical Engineering and Green Energy (CEEGE 2019)
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Published online||02 September 2019|
Approximation Methods for FO-IMC Controllers for Time Delay Systems
Department of Automation, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
2 DySC research group on Dynamical Systems and Control Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
3 EDT group, member of Flanders Make consortium, Belgium
4 Department of Civil Engineering, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
* Corresponding author: Isabela.Birs@aut.utcluj.ro
Fractional Order Internal Model Control (FO-IMC) is among the newest trends in extending fractional calculus to the integer order control. Approximation of the FO-IMC is one of the key problems. Apart from this, when dealing with time delay systems, the time delay needs also to be approximated. All these approximations can alter the closed loop performance of the controller. In this paper, FO-IMC controllers will be tested in terms of the approximation accuracy. The case study is a first order system with time delay. Several scenarios will be considered, aiming for a conclusion regarding the choice of the approximation method as a function of the process characteristics, closed loop performance and FO-IMC fractional order. To approximate the time delay, two extensively used techniques will be considered, such as the series and Pade approximations. These will be compared to a novel approximation technique. An analysis of the test cases presented show that the series approximation proves more suitable in a single scenario, whereas the novel approximation method produces better results for the rest of the test cases.
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