Title page for ETD etd-4698-201138

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Hevey, Stephen J.
Author's Email Address shevey@vt.edu
URN etd-4698-201138
Title Adaptive Control using IIR Lattice Filters
Degree Master of Science
Department Electrical Engineering
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Baumann, William T. Committee Chair
Bay, John S. Committee Member
VanLandingham, Hugh F. Committee Member
  • Adaptive Control
  • IIR Filters
  • Lattice Filters
  • Adaptive-Q
Date of Defense 1998-04-24
Availability unrestricted
Adaptive Control Using IIR Lattice Filters

Stephen Hevey

This work is a study of a hybrid adaptive controller that blends fixed feedback control and adaptive feedback control techniques. This type of adaptive controller removes the requirement that information about the disturbance is known apriori. Additionally, the control structure is implemented in such a way that as long as the adaptive controller is stable during adaptation, the system consisting of the controller and plant remain stable.

The objective is to design and implement an adaptive controller that damps the structural vibrations induced in a multi-modal structure. The adaptive controller utilizes an adaptive infinite impulse response lattice filter for improved damping over the fixed feedback controller alone. An adaptive finite impulse response LMS filter is also implemented for comparison of the ability for both algorithms to reject harmonic, narrow bandwidth and wide bandwidth disturbances.

It is demonstrated that the lattice filter algorithm performs slightly better than the LMS filter algorithm in all three disturbance cases. The lattice filter also requires less than half the order of the LMS filter to get the same performance.

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