JRM Vol.3 No.4 pp. 334-339
doi: 10.20965/jrm.1991.p0334


Disturbance Compensation Control in Media-Handling System

Ichiro Yamada, Kazumasa Kaneko and Makoto Takayanagi

NTT Interdisciplinary Research Laboratories, 3-9-11, Midori-cho, Musashino-shi, Tokyo 180, Japan

June 30, 1991
July 20, 1991
August 20, 1991
Disturbance observer, Handling Mechanism, Positioning control, Solid friction, Inertia variation
Mass storage systems (MSS) equipped with automatic media-handling mechanisms have become widely used in the field of information processing, and higher speed of media handling is desired. This paper investigates faster media handling achieved by using an observer to compensate for disturbances such as solid friction and inertia variations. First, two disturbance observers are introduced in the handling mechanisms. One is an adaptive observer of nonlinear characteristics of solid friction. The other is a constant disturbance observer. These observers can estimate solid friction as well as state variables such as velocity. In addition, by using these disturbance observers to estimate the state and to test the positioning control of a media-handling mechanism, the effectiveness of the observers is confirmed. It is also shown that a disturbance observer can be used to compensate for inertia variations.
Cite this article as:
I. Yamada, K. Kaneko, and M. Takayanagi, “Disturbance Compensation Control in Media-Handling System,” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.3 No.4, pp. 334-339, 1991.
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