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Chapter 5 – The Performance of Feedback Control Systems
The ability to adjust the transient and steadystate response of a feedback control
system is a beneficial outcome of the design of control systems.
One of the first steps in the design process is to specify the measures of
performance.
In this chapter we introduce the common timedomain specifications such as
percent overshoot, settling time, time to peak, time to rise, and steadystate tracking
error.
We will use selected input signals such as the step and ramp to test the response of
the control system.
The correlation between the system performance and the location of the system
transfer function poles and zeros in the splane is discussed.
We will develop valuable relationships between the performance specifications and
the natural frequency and damping ratio for secondorder systems.
Relying on the notion of dominant poles, we can extrapolate the ideas associated
with secondorder systems to those of higher order.
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Introduction
SteadyState: exists a long time following any input signal initiation
Transient Response: disappears with time
Design Specifications: normally include several timeresponse indices
for a specified input command as well as a desired steadystate
accuracy.
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Test Input Signals
A unit impulse function is also useful for test
signal purposes. It’s characteristics are
shown to the right.
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Performance of a SecondOrder System
Y s ( )
K
s
2
p s · + K +
R s ( ) ·
Y s ( )
e
n
2
s
2
2 , · e
n
· s · + e
n
2
+
 1 ,
2
÷
with a unity step input
u cos
1 ÷
,
( )
Y s ( )
e
n
2
s
2
2 , · e
n
· s · + e
n
2
+

\

.
s ·
y t ( ) 1
1

e
, ÷ e
n
· t ·
· sin e
n
 · t · u +
( )
· ÷
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Performance of a SecondOrder System
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Performance of a SecondOrder System
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Performance of a SecondOrder System
Rise Time, Tr
Peak Time, To
Percentage Overshoot, P.O.
Settling Time, Ts
Normalized Rise Time Tr1
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Performance of a SecondOrder System
Standard performance measures are usually defined in terms of
the step response of a system. The transient response of a system
may be described using two factors, the swiftness and the
closeness of the response to the desired response.
The swiftness of the response is measured by the rise time (Tr)
and the peak time (Tp).
Underdamped systems: 0100% rise time is used
Overdamped systems: 1090% rise time is used
The closeness is measured by the overshoot and settling time.
Using these measurements the percent overshoot (P.O.) can be
calculated.
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Performance of a SecondOrder System
PO
M
pv
fv ÷
fv
100 ·
T
s
4
, e
n
·
T
p
t
e
n
1 ,
2
÷ ·
M
pv
1 e
, ÷
t
1 ,
2
÷
·
+
PO 100e
, ÷
t
1 ,
2
÷
·
·
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Performance of a SecondOrder System
Naturally these two
performance
measures are in
opposition and a
compromise must be
made.
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Performance of a SecondOrder System
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Performance of a SecondOrder System
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Performance of a SecondOrder System
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Effects of a Third Pole and Zero on the SecondOrder System
T s ( )
1
s
2
2 , · s · + 1 +
( )
¸ s · 1 + ( ) ·
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Effects of a Third Pole and Zero on the SecondOrder System
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Effects of a Third Pole and Zero on the SecondOrder System
Example 5.1  Parameter Selection
Select the gain K and the parameter p so that
the percent overshoot is less than 5% and the
settling time (within 2% of the final value)
should be less than 4 seconds.
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Effects of a Third Pole and Zero on the SecondOrder System
Example 5.1  Parameter Selection
T
s
4
, e
n
·
4sec s
, e
n
· 1 >
When the closedloop roots are chosen as:
r
1
1 ÷ j 1 · +
r
2
1 ÷ j 1 · ÷
We have T
s
4sec and an overshoot of 4.3%.
Theref ore, ,
1
2
and e
n
1
,
2
T s ( )
G s ( )
1 G s ( ) +
K
s
2
p s · + K +
e
n
2
s
2
2 , · e
n
· s · + e
n
2
+
K e
n
2
2 P 2 , · e
n
· 2
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Effects of a Third Pole and Zero on the SecondOrder System
Example 5.2 – Dominant Poles of T(s)
Y s ( )
R s ( )
T s ( )
e
n
2
a
s a + ( )
s
2
2 , · e
n
· s · + e
n
2
+ ( ) 1 t s · + ( )
For , e
n
· 3, t 0.16, and a 2.5:
T s ( )
62.5s 2.5 + ( )
s
2
6 s · + 25 +
( )
s 6.25 + ( )
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Effects of a Third Pole and Zero on the SecondOrder System
Example 5.2 – Dominant Poles of T(s)
T s ( )
62.5s 2.5 + ( )
s
2
6 s · + 25 +
( )
s 6.25 + ( )
As a first approximation, we neglect the real pole and obtain:
T s ( )
10 s 2.5 + ( )
s
2
6s + 25 +
( )
We now have , 0.6 and e
n
5 f or dominant poles with one
accompanying zero f or which
a
, e
n
·
0.833
Using the previously mentioned charts (Figure 5.13a), we f ind that the
percent overshoot is 55%. We expect the setting time to within 2% of the
f inal value to be:
T s ( )
4
, e
n
·
4
0.65 ·
1.33sec
Using computer simulations the actual percent overshoot is equal to 38%
and the settling time is 1.6 seconds.
Thus, the ef fect of the damping of the third pole of T(s) is to dampen the
overshoot and increase the settling time (hence the real pole cannot be
neglected.
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The sPlane Root Location and The Transient Response
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SteadyState Error of Feedback Control Systems
For
Step Input  Position Error Constant
Ramp Input  Velocity Error Constant
Acceleration Input  Acceleration Error Constant
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The SteadyState Error of Nonunity Feedback Systems
For a system in
which the feedback
is not unity (Fig
5.21), the units of the
output are usually
different from the
output of the sensor.
In Fig. 5.22, K1 and
K2 convert from
rad/s to volts.
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The SteadyState Error of Nonunity Feedback Systems
T s ( )
K
1
G s ( ) ·
1 K
1
G s ( ) · +
E s ( ) R s ( ) Y s ( ) ÷ 1 T s ( ) ÷ ( ) R s ( ) · e
ss
0 s
s E s ( ) · lim
÷
1
1 K
1
G 0 ( ) · +
E s ( )
1
1 K
1
G s ( ) · +
R s ( ) ·
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Performance Indices
A performance index is a quantitative measure of the
performance of a system and is chosen so that emphasis
is given to the important system specifications.
A system is considered an optimum control system
when the system parameters are adjusted so that the
index reaches an extremum value, commonly a
minimum value.
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Performance Indices
There are several performance indices:
(1) Integral of the square of the error, ISE
(2) Integral of the absolute magnitude of the error, IAE
(3) Integral of time multiplied by absolute error, ITAE
(4) Integral of time multiplied by the squared error, ITSE
ISE
0
T
t e
2
t ( )
(
(
]
d
IAE
0
T
t e t ( )
(
(
]
d
ITAE
0
T
t t e t ( ) ·
(
(
]
d
ITSE
0
T
t t e
2
· t ( )
(
(
]
d
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System Performance Using MATLAB and Simulink
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System Performance Using MATLAB and Simulink
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System Performance Using MATLAB and Simulink
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System Performance Using MATLAB and Simulink
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System Performance Using MATLAB and Simulink
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System Performance Using MATLAB and Simulink
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System Performance Using MATLAB and Simulink
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System Performance Using MATLAB and Simulink
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System Performance Using MATLAB and Simulink
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System Performance Using MATLAB and Simulink
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System Performance Using MATLAB and Simulink
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Exercises and Problems
Chapter 5 – E5.5, E5.16, DP5.4 – Select 3 more problems of
your choice. Submit One Set of Multiple Choices,
and Matching Concepts