DIRECT CONTROLLER DESIGN AND ITERATIVE TUNING APPLIED TO THE COUPLED DRIVES APPARATUS
František Gazdoš - Petr Dostál
The paper utilizes the direct method Virtual Reference Feedback Tuning (VRFT) for the iterative way of controller design and fine-
tuning. In the work, a series of experiments with no restriction on data generation is used to design an optimal controller of
desired structure without the intermediate plant identification step. The approach is shown to be successful for the design and
fine-tuning of a controller for the electric device - coupled drives apparatus by means of adjusting a desired settling-time of
the controlled output.
Keywords: controller tuning, iterative approach, direct methods, virtual reference feedback tuning, coupled drives apparatus