Communications Project

Document Type:Dissertation
Name:Myung Soo Moon
Title:Rule-Based Approaches for Controlling Oscillation Mode Dynamic Systems
Degree:Doctor of Philosophy
Department:Electrical and Computer Engineering
Committee Chair: Hugh F. VanLandingham
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Keywords:Rule-Based System, Fuzzy Logic, Time-Optimal Control, Crane Control
Date of defense:July 24, 1997
Availability:Release the entire work immediately worldwide.


This dissertation presents new fuzzy logic techniques for designing control systems for a wide class of complex systems. The methods are developed in detail for a crane system which contains one rigid-body and one oscillation mode. The crane problem is to transfer the rigid body a given distance such that the pendulation of the oscillation mode is regulated at the final time using a single control input. The investigations include in-depth studies of the time-optimal crane control problem as an integral part of the work. The main contributions of this study are:

(1) Development of rule-based systems (both fuzzy and crisp) for the design of optimal controllers. This development involves control variable parametrization, rule derivation with parameter perturbation methods, and the design of rule based controllers, which can be combined with model-based feedback control methods.

(2) A thorough investigation and analysis of the solutions for time-optimal control problems of oscillation mode systems, with particular emphasis on the use of phase-plane interpretation.

(3) Development of fuzzy logic control system methodology using expert rules obtained through energy reducing considerations. In addition, dual mode control is a “spin-off” design method which, although no longer time optimal, can be viewed as a near-optimal control method which may be easier to implement. In both types of design optimization of the fuzzy logic controller can be used to improve performance.

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