Amaral, J. and de Oliveira e Souza, M., "Integral of Modulus of Error Control for Smoothing Signals when Switching Modes of Aerospace and Automotive Systems," SAE Technical Paper 2015-36-0445, 2015, doi:10.4271/2015-36-0445.
Control systems that can switch between control or plant modes have the advantage of being simpler to design than an equivalent system with a single mode. However, the transition between these modes can introduce steps or overshootings in the state variables, and this can degrade the performance or even damage the system. This is can be of extreme importance in fields such as aerospace and automobilistic, as the switching between manual and autopilot modes or the switching of gearsIn this work, we will use integral criteria in original ways, to determine a coefficient on the system which should optimize the trajectory of the control signal, during the switching between two modes. Effectively, each transition will be done by a subsystem specific for it, according to the selected criterion.The simulations will be made in MATRIXx, MatLab or both, using models chosen from aerospace or automobilistic fields.