An automatic controller tuning algorithm.

Christodoulou, Michael, A.
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The report describes the design of an algorithm which can be used for automatic controller tuning purposes. It uses an on-line parameter estimator and a pole assignrnent design method. The resulting control law is formulated to approximate a proportional-integral (PI) industrial controller. The development ofthe algorithm is based on the delta-operator, Some implementation aspects such as covariance resetting, dead zone, and signal conditioning are also discussed. Robust stability and performance are two issues that govern the design approach. Additionally transient and steady state system response criteria are utilized from the time and frequency domains. The design work is substantiated with the use of simulation and real plant tests.
A project report submitted to the Faculty of Engineering, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, in partial fulfillment of the requirements for 'the degree of Master of Science in Engineering. Johannesburg 1991.
PID controllers, Adaptive control systems, Self-tuning controllers, Parameter estimation, Analysis of covariance, Algorithms
Christodoulou, Michael, A. (1991) An automatic controller tuning algorithm, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, <>