Symbol-Based Control of a Ball-on-Plate Mechanical System

dc.contributor.advisorHristu-Varsakelis, Dimitriosen_US
dc.contributor.authorYip, Phillip Thomasen_US
dc.contributor.departmentMechanical Engineeringen_US
dc.description.abstractModern control systems often consist of networks of components that must share a common communication channel. Not all components of the networked control system can communicate with one another simultaneously at any given time. The "attention" that each component receives is an important factor that affects the system's overall performance. An effective controller should ensure that sensors and actuators receive sufficient attention. This thesis describes a "ball-on-plate" dynamical system that includes a digital controller, which communicates with a pair of language-driven actuators, and an overhead camera. A control algorithm was developed to restrict the ball to a small region on the plate using a quantized set of language-based commands. The size of this containment region was analytically determined as a function of the communication constraints and other control system parameters. The effectiveness of the proposed control law was evaluated in experiments and mathematical simulations.en_US
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dc.relation.isAvailableAtDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.relation.isAvailableAtUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledEngineering, Mechanicalen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledEngineering, Electronics and Electricalen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrollednetworked controlen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledlanguage-based controlen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledsymbol-based control;ball on beamen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledball plateen_US
dc.titleSymbol-Based Control of a Ball-on-Plate Mechanical Systemen_US


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