Methods, Apparatus And Systems For Real Time Identification And Control Of Modes Of Oscillation
Zinn, Ben T.
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A system for real time identification of modes of oscillation includes a sensor, an observer, a controller and an actuator. The sensor senses a controlled system such as a combustor, and generates a signal indicative of the modes of oscillation in the controlled system. For example, these modes of oscillation can be combustion instabilities. The observer receives the signal from the sensor, and uses the signal to determine modal functions and frequencies of the modes of interest with a pair of integrals with changing time limits. The controller receives the modal functions and frequency for each mode of interest from the observer, and effects a gain and phase shift for each mode. Based on the modal functions, the frequency, the gain and the phase shift, the controller generates and outputs a control signal, that is supplied to the actuator. The actuator controls the modes of oscillation of the controlled system, based on the control signal. The system of this invention can be used to damp or enhance oscillation modes of the controlled system, depending upon whether the oscillation modes are beneficial or detrimental to system performance.
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