Universidad de Costa Rica

PIT Attuning settings for balanced Servo/Regulation operation

Ing. Orlando Arrieta Orozco, PhD.
O Arrieta and R Vilanova


This paper analyzes optimal controller settings for controllers with PID structure. The analysis is conducted from the point of view of the operating mode (either servo or regulation mode) of the control loop and tuning mode of the controller. It is well known that, specially for optimization based settings, the performance of the control loop is defined in terms of the expected operating mode of the control loop. When the control system is not operating in the same operating mode as the controller was tuned, the performance may exhibit very poor results. The performance degradation with respect to the optimal performance is defined and analyzed for settings based on ISE-like optimization criteria. As a consequence, in order to get a minimal overall performance degradation with respect to both operating modes, tradeoff settings are proposed in terms of an autotuning procedure. This autotuning is …

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