Robust two degree of freedom vehicle steering controller design

Guvenc B., Bunte T., Odenthal D., Guvenc L.

American Control Conference (ACC), Virginia, United States Of America, 25 - 27 June 2001, pp.13-18 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Virginia
  • Country: United States Of America
  • Page Numbers: pp.13-18
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


Robust steering control based on a specific two degree of freedom control structure is used here for improving the yaw dynamics of a passenger car. The usage of an auxiliary steering actuation system for imparting the corrective action of the steering controller is assumed. The design study is based on six operating conditions for vehicle speed and the coefficient of friction between the tires and the road representing the boundary of the operating domain of the vehicle. The design is carried out by finding the region in controller parameter plane where Hurwitz stability and a mixed sensitivity frequency domain constraint are simultaneously satisfied. A velocity based gain scheduling type implementation is used. Moreover, the steering controller has a fading effect that leaves the low frequency driving task to the driver, intervening only when necessary. The effectiveness of the final design is demonstrated using linear and nonlinear simulations.