A new stabilizer for ltv internal model based system and its application to camless engine valve actuation Conference Paper uri icon


  • This paper focuses on the stabilization of an internal model based control system for reference tracking/disturbance rejection, where the physical plant is linear time invariant while the generating dynamics of the reference/ disturbance is time varying. Given the inevitable linear time varying (LTV) nature of the internal model unit resulting from the time varying generating dynamics, a critical problem to be addressed is the design of a low order and robust stabilizer for the entire augmented system. While a parameter-dependent output injection based stabilizer was introduced in our previous work, the new method proposed in this paper reduces the conservativeness in the control synthesis and thus enables a more effective control design especially for the problem involving LTI physical plant with LTV internal model dynamics. The proposed approach is then validated through experimental investigations on a camless engine valve actuation system, where robust and precise tracking performance is demonstrated. 2013 AACC American Automatic Control Council.

name of conference

  • 2013 American Control Conference

published proceedings

  • Proceedings of the 2010 American Control Conference

author list (cited authors)

  • Song, X., Gillella, P., & Sun, Z.

citation count

  • 4

complete list of authors

  • Song, Xingyong||Gillella, Pradeep||Sun, Zongxuan

publication date

  • January 2013