Multiobjective optimization design of a fractional order PID controller for a gun control system. Academic Article uri icon


  • Motion control of gun barrels is an ongoing topic for the development of gun control equipments possessing excellent performances. In this paper, a typical fractional order PID control strategy is employed for the gun control system. To obtain optimal parameters of the controller, a multiobjective optimization scheme is developed from the loop-shaping perspective. To solve the specified nonlinear optimization problem, a novel Pareto optimal solution based multiobjective differential evolution algorithm is proposed. To enhance the convergent rate of the optimization process, an opposition based learning method is embedded in the chaotic population initialization process. To enhance the robustness of the algorithm for different problems, an adapting scheme of the mutation operation is further employed. With assistance of the evolutionary algorithm, the optimal solution for the specified problem is selected. The numerical simulation results show that the control system can rapidly follow the demand signal with high accuracy and high robustness, demonstrating the efficiency of the proposed controller parameter tuning method.

published proceedings

  • ScientificWorldJournal

author list (cited authors)

  • Gao, Q., Chen, J., Wang, L. i., Xu, S., & Hou, Y.

citation count

  • 35

complete list of authors

  • Gao, Qiang||Chen, Jilin||Wang, Li||Xu, Shiqing||Hou, Yuanlong

publication date

  • January 2013