Title: On the fast motion control of R/W head track following in hard-disc-drives

Authors: Manel Taktak-Meziou; Jawhar Ghommam; Nabil Derbel

Addresses: CEM Lab, University of Sfax, Departement of Electrical Engineering, National School of Engineers of Sfax (ENIS), BP, W 3038 Sfax Tunisia. ' CEM Lab, University of Sfax, Departement of Electrical Engineering, National School of Engineers of Sfax (ENIS), BP, W 3038 Sfax Tunisia. ' Department of Electrical Engineering, National School of Engineers of Sfax (ENIS), BP, W 3038 Sfax Tunisia

Abstract: The main objective of this study is to address the track-following problem of a read/write (R/W) head of a hard-disk-drive (HDD) servo-system in presence of external disturbances. Sliding mode algorithms ranging from classical approach (SMC) to adaptive continuous twisting algorithm (ACTA) are therefore developed to control the R/W head tip. Such a comparative study, as has never been conducted before on such a system, aims to highlight the efficiency of the sliding mode control algorithms to achieve good tracking performances despite the presence of disturbances. A continuous twisting algorithm (CTA) is proved to ensure finite time convergence of the system to the desired trajectory by adjusting the controller gains when the upper bound of derivative of the perturbation exists and it is well known. Then, in order to relax the constraint of knowing that bound, the ACTA control approach based on an adaptive gain is introduced. Simulation studies are presented.

Keywords: nonlinear systems; hard-disc-drives; high precision motion; sliding mode control; SMC; adaptive control.

DOI: 10.1504/IJDSSS.2017.088209

International Journal of Digital Signals and Smart Systems, 2017 Vol.1 No.3, pp.253 - 269

Available online: 29 Nov 2017 *

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