Electrical Engineering

, Volume 90, Issue 5, pp 361–377 | Cite as

Linear and fuzzy control solutions for tape drives

  • Radu-Emil PrecupEmail author
  • Wah Soon Lee
  • Machavaram Venkata Calapathy Rao
  • Zsuzsa Preitl
Original Paper


This paper suggests new linear and fuzzy control solutions for tape drive-based transport systems. The linear control solution involves a cascade control system with inner state-feedback controller and outer PI controllers. The fuzzy control solution employs a Takagi–Sugeno fuzzy controller to schedule 11 separately designed linear controllers depending on measured take-up reel radius. Two simulation scenarios illustrate the control system performance enhancement ensured by the fuzzy control solution.


Fuzzy controller PI controller State-feedback gain matrix Tape transport Linearization 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Radu-Emil Precup
    • 1
    Email author
  • Wah Soon Lee
    • 2
  • Machavaram Venkata Calapathy Rao
    • 3
  • Zsuzsa Preitl
    • 1
    • 4
  1. 1.Faculty of Automation and Computers, Department of Automation and Applied Informatics“Politehnica” University of TimisoaraTimisoaraRomania
  2. 2.International College of Advanced Technology Sarawak (ICATS), Jalan Canna of Jalan Wan AlwiKuchingMalaysia
  3. 3.Multimedia University, Jalan Ayer Keroh LamaBukit BeruangMalaysia
  4. 4.Department of Control and Transport AutomationBudapest University of Technology and EconomicsBudapestHungary

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