A hardware implementation of adaptive controllers using a digital signal processor (TMS320C25) is described. Two model reference adaptive control (MRAC) schemes are explored together with some of the practical problems associated with their implementation. In the case described, the truncation that occurs when a 32-b hardware register is stored in a 16-b memory location, is one of the main factors of the limit cycle present in the convergence of the adaptive gains. The solution to this problem is to use γ modification. The γ modification makes the convergence possible. It can be used to increase the convergence speed of the gains. A special controller is designed and implemented to adjust γ as a function of the output error e1. This controller reduces the oscillations of the adaptive gains around the final value.
Proceedings of the 31st IEEE Conference on Decision and Control
Adaptive control, DC motors, Digital control, Digital signal processors
Abdallah, Chaouki T.; A. Cerda; and R. Jordan. "Experimental implementation of MRAC for a Dc Servo Motor." Proceedings of the 31st IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (1992): 3542-3543. doi:10.1109/CDC.1992.370995.