DESIGN OF ROBUST PI CONTROLLERS AND THEIR APPLICATION TO A NONLINEAR ELECTRONIC SYSTEM
Radek Matuů – Katarína Vaneková – Roman Prokop – Monika Bakoová
The principal aim of the paper is to present a possible approach to the design of simple Proportional-Integral (PI) robust controllers and subsequently to demonstrate their applicability during control of a laboratory model with uncertain parameters through the Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) SIMATIC S7-300 by Siemens Company. The proposed and utilized synthesis consists of two steps. The former one is determination of controller parameters area, which ensures the robustly stable control loop and is based on computing/plotting the stability boundary locus while the latter one lies in the final choice of the controller itself relying on algebraic techniques. The basic theoretical parts are followed by laboratory experiments in which the 3rd order nonlinear electronic model has been successfully controlled in various working points.
Keywords: robust control, PI controllers, parametric uncertainty, PLC simatic, nonlinear electronic system