Title: Leader following speed synchronisation in multiple DC motor system using a hybrid controller

Authors: Suhaib Masroor; Chen Peng; Syed Muhammad Fazal-ul-karim

Addresses: School of Mechatronics Engineering and Automation, Shanghai University, Shanghai, 200000, China ' School of Mechatronics Engineering and Automation, Shanghai University, Shanghai, 200000, China ' Department of Computer Science, Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi, Pakistan

Abstract: In this paper, we explore an innovative approach to design a Chopper fed DC motor coupled as a multi-agent system (MAS), predominantly leader following MAS, to achieve consensus on speed regulated by a Hybrid controller. The hybrid controller incorporates pole placement, tracking and regulation (RST) controller accompanied by adaptive model reference adaptive control (MRAC), after that incorporating MIT rule in the design analysis to endorse system stability. Leader following algorithm is fused with the system model to make the speed of following agent's equivalent to that of leader. In the proposed method, every motor with its chopper circuit is treated as sole agent i.e., ith agent. In this paper, we assume that communication among leader and follower is fixed moreover, we also consider two possible scenarios of communication i.e., in the presence of delay and without delay. For model simulation, MATLAB is used and the obtained results endorse effectiveness of the proposed design.

Keywords: leader following MAS; consensus; DC chopper; DC motor; hybrid control.

DOI: 10.1504/IJDSDE.2019.098411

International Journal of Dynamical Systems and Differential Equations, 2019 Vol.9 No.1, pp.65 - 86

Available online: 09 Mar 2019 *

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