Translator Disclaimer
19 May 2005 Sensorless position control of a linear voice-coil transducer using sliding mode observers
Author Affiliations +
There are numerous applications where a voice coil actuator is used for position control and it is not desirable to have a physical position sensor for feedback. This paper proposes a technique for sensorless position estimation of a linear voice coil transducer using sliding mode observers. The method exploits the fact that some voice coil designs possess position-dependent force and back-emf parameters due to their geometrical properties. Using an observer structure that incorporates these position-dependent parameters of the transducer allows the coil position to be observed from a current measurement. The nonlinear model developed for the voice coil is validated and experimental results are presented and discussed. Observability is proven and the results are incorporated into a sliding mode position feedback control algorithm.
© (2005) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
Bradley C. Glenn and Chad E. Bouton "Sensorless position control of a linear voice-coil transducer using sliding mode observers", Proc. SPIE 5757, Smart Structures and Materials 2005: Modeling, Signal Processing, and Control, (19 May 2005);

Back to Top