Control Theory and Technology

, Volume 17, Issue 4, pp 382–392 | Cite as

Robust control for electric vehicle powertrains

  • Johannes BuergerEmail author
  • James Anderson


This paper considers the application of robust control methods (μ- and H-synthesis) to the speed and acceleration control problem encountered in electric vehicle powertrains. To this end, we consider a two degree of freedom control structure with a reference model. The underlying powertrain model is derived and combined into the corresponding interconnected system required for μ- and H-synthesis. The closed-loop performance of the resulting controllers are compared in a detailed simulation analysis that includes nonlinear effects. It is observed that the μ-controller offers performance advantages in particular for the acceleration control problem, but at the price of a high-order controller.


Automotive control electric vehicle powertrains robust control 


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© South China University of Technology, Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science, CAS and Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.BMW GroupMunichGermany
  2. 2.Department of Computing and Mathematical Sciencesthe California Institute of TechnologyPasadenaU.S.A.

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