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Title: Limit Cycle Minimization by Time-Invariant Extremum Seeking Control
Conventional perturbation-based extremum seeking control (ESC) employs a slow time-dependent periodic signal to find an optimum of an unknown plant. To ensure stability of the overall system, the ESC parameters are selected such that there is sufficient time-scale separation between the plant and the ESC dynamics. This approach is suitable when the plant operates at a fixed time-scale. In case the plant slows down during operation, the time-scale separation can be violated. As a result, the stability and performance of the overall system can no longer be guaranteed. In this paper, we propose an ESC for periodic systems, where the external time-dependent dither signal in conventional ESC is replaced with the periodic signals present in the plant, thereby making ESC time-invariant in nature. The advantage of using a state-based dither is that it inherently contains the information about the rate of the rhythmic task under control. Thus, in addition to maintaining time-scale separation at different plant speeds, the adaptation speed of a time-invariant ESC automatically changes, without changing the ESC parameters. We illustrate the effectiveness of the proposed time-invariant ESC with a Van der Pol oscillator example and present a stability analysis using averaging and singular perturbation theory.  more » « less
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Proceedings of the ... American Control Conference
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2359 to 2365
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National Science Foundation
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