In this paper, we revisit the dynamic allocation scheme for input redundant plants proposed in Zaccarian (2009). within a set-point regulation setting and propose generalizations that apply to cases where the plant under consideration is not input redundant but the control specifications allow us to modify the set-point regulation within certain bounds. In this case, the input allocator is extended to the nonredundant case by allowing it to improve the input allocation selection at the price of some output regulation error. We also establish here desirable convergence properties of the allocator, which were only addressed for the linear case in Zaccarian (2009). In particular, we design the allocator dynamics as the gradient of a cost function and establish its convergence to the minimum of the cost function under some mild conditions. The allocation scheme is applied to the JET tokamak shape controller by illustrating its capabilities to enforce coil currents selections that tend to move away from the saturation limits within the allowable degrees of freedom.

De Tommasi, G., Galeani, S., Pironti, A., Varano, G., Zaccarian, L. (2011). Nonlinear dynamic allocator for optimal input/output performance trade-off: application to the JET tokamak shape controller. AUTOMATICA, 47(5), 981-987 [10.1016/j.automatica.2011.01.080].

Nonlinear dynamic allocator for optimal input/output performance trade-off: application to the JET tokamak shape controller

GALEANI, SERGIO;Varano, G;ZACCARIAN, LUCA
2011-01-01

Abstract

In this paper, we revisit the dynamic allocation scheme for input redundant plants proposed in Zaccarian (2009). within a set-point regulation setting and propose generalizations that apply to cases where the plant under consideration is not input redundant but the control specifications allow us to modify the set-point regulation within certain bounds. In this case, the input allocator is extended to the nonredundant case by allowing it to improve the input allocation selection at the price of some output regulation error. We also establish here desirable convergence properties of the allocator, which were only addressed for the linear case in Zaccarian (2009). In particular, we design the allocator dynamics as the gradient of a cost function and establish its convergence to the minimum of the cost function under some mild conditions. The allocation scheme is applied to the JET tokamak shape controller by illustrating its capabilities to enforce coil currents selections that tend to move away from the saturation limits within the allowable degrees of freedom.
2011
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Rilevanza internazionale
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Esperti anonimi
Settore ING-INF/04 - AUTOMATICA
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De Tommasi, G., Galeani, S., Pironti, A., Varano, G., Zaccarian, L. (2011). Nonlinear dynamic allocator for optimal input/output performance trade-off: application to the JET tokamak shape controller. AUTOMATICA, 47(5), 981-987 [10.1016/j.automatica.2011.01.080].
De Tommasi, G; Galeani, S; Pironti, A; Varano, G; Zaccarian, L
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