Multivariable controller implementation using field programmable gate arrays

Vittal S. Rao, Hardy J. Pottinger, Jamie S. Kelly, Lingfeng Yuan, Srivatsan Varadharajan

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Implementation issues represent an unfamiliar challenge to most control engineers, and many techniques for controller design ignore these issues outright. Consequently, the design of controllers for smart structural systems usually proceeds without regard for their eventual implementation, thus resulting either in serious performance degradation or in hardware requirements that squander power, complicate integration, and drive up cost. This paper summarizes previously reported results in the application of FPGAs to the realization of digital controllers for smart structures and reports ongoing effort to extend these results to multiple input, multiple output systems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)297-300
Number of pages4
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 1998
EventSmart Structures and Materials 1998: Smart Electronics and MEMS - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Mar 2 1998Mar 2 1998


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