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An online delay estimation algorithm is adopted for the adaptive Smith predictor in the networked control systems (NCS) design under the significant delay time. However, the Smith predictor is sensitive to parameter uncertainties within the system model and time delay. The quantitative feedback theory (QFT) controller is suitable to cope with parameter uncertainties of the Smith predictor in this paper; moreover, a template expressed in phase and gain for the QFT design has been constructed by considering the bounded variations with the time delay and the external loading. Therefore, the adaptive Smith predictor control scheme with QFT controller provides better tolerance to parameter uncertainties. Both simulation and experimental results on AC servo motor with both the hybrid controller area network (CAN) bus and the Ethernet network have proven the feasibility and improved performance of the proposed NCS.
Date of Conference: 10-13 Oct. 2010