A control system synthesis methodology for the design of resource-limited controllers

Daniel Joseph Maguire, Purdue University


A hardware control system synthesis methodology was developed to aid in the identification of optimal control system hardware embodiments for resource-limited controllers. The need for control system synthesis techniques is first established as a result of control system hardware trends of increasing control system component and control system manufacturing complexity. A control system synthesis methodology is them presented. The control system synthesis methodology follows four stages of system analysis, identification, decomposition, and functional assignment. A distributed architecture is also presented that allows control system architect to implement controllers in the absence of system design constraints and gradually shift workload distribution until a final design is established. Synthesis examples from the fields of active noise control and flow cytometry are presented to further define and validate the approach. The results of the applications of synthesis in each of these fields is the determination of a control system design that meets the specification criteria. In each case, the use of a synthesis methodology led to an uncommon solution. ^




Major Professor: Galen B. King, Purdue University.

Subject Area

Engineering, Mechanical|Engineering, System Science

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