Date of Award

5-2007

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Engineering (MSE)

Legacy Department

Science

Advisor

Kurfess, Thomas R

Abstract

System identification was used to build an accurate model of a high-precision measurement system. The model built by system identification was compared to modeling by first laws and showed extremely similar results. Pole-placement control design based on the identified system was used to place the systems' dominant poles. The necessary gains to achieve the desired system response were determined by using the identified model and knowledge of the controller structure. The performance of the model-based controller was compared to actual data of the system and showed that control based on the identified model can be used to accurately control the precision measuring machine.

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