Observer Based Output Feedback Control of Thrust Magnetic Bearings

Okur B., Zergeroglu E., Tatlicioglu E. , Basaran S., Sivrioglu S.

50th IEEE Conference of Decision and Control (CDC)/European Control Conference (ECC), Florida, United States Of America, 12 - 15 December 2011, pp.1639-1643 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
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  • Doi Number: 10.1109/cdc.2011.6160791
  • City: Florida
  • Country: United States Of America
  • Page Numbers: pp.1639-1643


In this paper, we present an observer based output feedback controller for a thrust magnetic bearing system. A model independent variable structure like observer is used to determine the rotor velocity in order to remove the velocity dependency of the controller. The desired system dynamics have been utilized in the controller design and asymptotic stability of the observer-controller couple is guaranteed via Lyapunov based arguments. Experimental results are presented to illustrate the performance and feasibility of the proposed method.