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Smart Structures and Systems
  Volume 24, Number 2, August 2019, pages 257-266

Data fusion based improved HOSM observer for smart structure control
J. Arunshankar

    The benefit of data fusion in improving the performance of Higher Order Sliding Mode (HOSM) observer is brought out in this paper. This improvement in the performance of HOSM observer, resulted in the improvement of active vibration control of a piezo actuated structure, when controlled by a Discrete Sliding Mode Controller (DSMC). The structure is embedded with two piezo sensors for measuring the first two vibrating modes. The fused output of sensors is applied to the HOSM observer for generating state estimates, these states generated are applied to the DSMC, designed for the fourth order linear time invariant model of the structure. In the simulation study, the structure is excited at the first and second mode resonance. It is found that better vibration suppression is obtained, when the states generated by the fused output of sensors is applied as controller input, than the vibration suppression obtained by applying the states generated by using individual sensor output. The closed loop performance of DSMC obtained with HOSM observer is compared with the closed loop performance obtained with the conventional observer. Results obtained shows that better vibration suppression is obtained when the states generated by HOSM observer is applied as controller input.
Key Words
    piezo actuated structure; data fusion; higher order sliding mode observer; discrete sliding mode controller
J. Arunshankar: Department of Instrumentation and Control Systems Engineering, PSG College of Technology,
Coimbatore – 641 004, India

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