On October 14, we organized a scientific seminar on “Simple Tuning of Arbitrary Controllers using Governors”. The scientific seminar was lead led by Miroslav Fikar, a professor at the Institute of Information Engineering, Automation and Mathematics FCFT STU. The scientific seminar was organised in the framework of the FrontSeat project, as part of the seminar series on “Research Seminar on Smart Cybernetics”.
An intuitive and straightforward mechanism for tuning arbitrary controllers is proposed. While the structure and parameters of the original controller remain unchanged, the inputs to the nominal controllers are modified such that the closed-loop response becomes slower or faster. Such a governor setup implementation is advantageous, especially when re-tuning the original controller is impractical. We study stability properties of the proposed approach. The applicability and versatility can be presented using several examples spanning from simple loops with PIDs to complex non-linear closed-loop systems with optimal and approximated explicit MPC.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon under grant no. 101079342 (Fostering Opportunities Towards Slovak Excellence in Advanced Control for Smart Industries).