Title

Feasibility of Piezoelectric Actuation with a Reduced Number of Drivers: A Periodic Control Approach

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-2009

Publication Title

Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures

Abstract

The problem of controlling several piezoelectric actuators using a smaller number of power drivers is considered. A multiplexed arrangement is examined where power and control are applied cyclically to subsets of actuators, introducing periodicity in the dynamics of the controlled plant. A model for the multiplexed scheme along with a periodic quadratic regulator are presented, as well as an observer-based arrangement. The feasibility of the proposed technique is demonstrated experimentally by using a single power driver to control a cantilever beam fitted with three piezoelectric actuators.

DOI

10.1177/1045389X09104261

Volume

20

Issue

10