A robust pinch detection algorithm which can be implemented in a cheap microprocessor is proposed for the development of a safety feature in the automotive power window system. To solve the problems caused by the performance degradation of a Hall sensor or real driving situations, the proposed algorithm makes use of the H∞ state estimation technique. The motivation of this approach comes from the advantage that the H∞ filter can minimize or bound the worst-case estimation error energy for all bounded energy disturbances. Herein, the pinch torque rate estimator is derived from applying the steady-state H∞ filter to the augmented model, which includes the motor dynamics and an additional torque rate state. Then, to redesign an appropriate estimator for real-time implementation, the torque rate estimate can be calculated more efficiently than the previous method . Experimental results verify that, with a small amount of computation, the proposed pinch detection algorithm provides fast pinch detection performance superior to the existing method. Furthermore, it guarantees robustness against the worst-case measurement noises.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||International Journal of Control, Automation and Systems|
|Publication status||Published - 2009 Apr|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Control and Systems Engineering
- Computer Science Applications