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Sensors and Materials, Volume 29, Number 6(1) (2017)
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pp. 699-711
S&M1361
http://dx.doi.org/10.18494/SAM.2017.1468
Online Published: June 7, 2017

Design of Quaternion-Neural-Network-Based Self-Tuning Control Systems

Kazuhiko Takahashi, Yusuke Hasegawa, and Masafumi Hashimoto

(Received September 12, 2016; Accepted January 5, 2017)

Keywords: quaternion neural network, self-tuning controller, PID controller, nonlinear plant, reference model

In this study, we investigate the control performance of an adaptive controller using a multilayer quaternion neural network. The control system is a self-tuning controller, the control parameters of which are tuned online by the quaternion neural network to track plant output to follow the desired output generated by a reference model. A proportional–integral–derivative (PID) controller is used as a conventional controller, the parameters of which are tuned by the quaternion neural network. Computational experiments to control a single-input single-output (SISO) discrete-time nonlinear plant are conducted to evaluate the capability and characteristics of the quaternion-neural-networkbased self-tuning PID controller. Experimental results show the feasibility and effectiveness of the proposed controller.

Corresponding author: Kazuhiko Takahashi

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