Nonlinear Dynamics

, Volume 70, Issue 3, pp 1969–1976 | Cite as

Precise tracking control of piezoelectric actuators based on a hysteresis observer

  • D. H. Ji
  • J. H. Koo
  • W. J. Yoo
  • Ju H. ParkEmail author
Original Paper


In this paper, a precise tracking control method for piezoelectric actuators based on a hysteresis observer is considered. A nonlinear observer to estimate the hysteretic nonlinearity in the piezoelectric actuator is designed, and then the hysteretic nonlinearity is compensated for by a feedforward control. The proposed observer is easy to design and has better performance compared to the previous work presented in the literature. A feedback controller is also designed to track reference signals. A numerical simulation is presented to verify the method proposed.


Piezoelectric actuator Nonlinear observer Hysteresis 



The work was supported by Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology (2010-0009373).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. H. Ji
    • 1
  • J. H. Koo
    • 2
  • W. J. Yoo
    • 1
  • Ju H. Park
    • 3
    Email author
  1. 1.Mobile communication Division, Digital Media and CommunicationsSamsung Electronics, Co. Ltd.Gyeonggi-doKorea
  2. 2.Research & Development DivisionHyundai Motor GroupYong-inRepublic of Korea
  3. 3.Nonlinear Dynamics Group, Department of Electrical EngineeringYeungnam UniversityKyongsanRepublic of Korea

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