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Energies 2018, 11(1), 23;

Complimentary Force Allocation Control for a Dual-Mover Linear Switched Reluctance Machine

College of Mechatronics and Control Engineering, Shenzhen University, Shenzhen 518060, China
Department of Electrical Engineering, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China
Laboratory of Advanced Unmanned Systems Technology, Research Institute of Northwestern Polytechnical University in Shenzhen, Shenzhen 518060, China
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Received: 27 October 2017 / Revised: 24 November 2017 / Accepted: 14 December 2017 / Published: 22 December 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Networked and Distributed Control Systems)
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This paper inspects the complementary force allocation control schemes for an integrated, dual-mover linear switched reluctance machine (LSRM). The performance of the total force is realized by the coordination of the two movers. First, the structure and characteristics of the LSRM are investigated. Then, a complimentary force allocation control scheme for the two movers is proposed. Next, three force allocation methods—constant proportion, constant proportion with a saturation interval and error compensation, and the variable proportion allocation strategies—are proposed and analyzed, respectively. Experimental results demonstrate that the complimentary force interaction between the two movers can effectively reduce the total amount of force ripples from each method. The results under the variable proportion method also show that dynamic error values falling into 0.044 mm and −0.04 mm under the unit ramp force reference can be achieved. With the sinusoidal force reference with an amplitude of 60 N and a frequency of 0.5 Hz, a dynamic force control precision of 0.062 N and 0.091 N can also be obtained. View Full-Text
Keywords: coordination control; force allocation control; linear switched reluctance machine (LSRM) coordination control; force allocation control; linear switched reluctance machine (LSRM)

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Pan, J.F.; Wang, W.; Zhang, B.; Cheng, E.; Yuan, J.; Qiu, L.; Wu, X. Complimentary Force Allocation Control for a Dual-Mover Linear Switched Reluctance Machine. Energies 2018, 11, 23.

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