Robust stabilization control for an electric bicycle

Takuro Kawamura, Toshiyuki Murakami

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Abstract

SUMMARY Recently, bicycles have gained immense popularity because they have high mobility and are an environmentally friendly means of transport. However, many people tend to avoid riding a bicycle because it is unstable. In order to solve this problem, stabilization control for a bicycle has been investigated. The aim of this study is to improve the robustness of stabilization control. To achieve this goal, control systems that use a camber angle disturbance observer (CADO) are proposed. Two kinds of CADO are proposed in this paper, and the performance of these two observers is compared. The proposed control systems provide higher robustness than does the conventional method. The validity of the proposed methods is confirmed based on the experimental results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)68-77
Number of pages10
JournalElectrical Engineering in Japan (English translation of Denki Gakkai Ronbunshi)
Volume188
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Bicycles
Cambers
Stabilization
Control systems
Robustness (control systems)

Keywords

  • camber angle
  • disturbance observer
  • electric bicycle
  • Lyapunov stability theory
  • stabilization control

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology

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Robust stabilization control for an electric bicycle. / Kawamura, Takuro; Murakami, Toshiyuki.

In: Electrical Engineering in Japan (English translation of Denki Gakkai Ronbunshi), Vol. 188, No. 4, 2014, p. 68-77.

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