Yonezawa, A; Yonezawa, H; Kajiwara, I
In active vibration control, controller tuning is necessary to obtain a sufficient damping performance. This study presents an efficient tuning technique for model-free vibration controller based on a virtual controlled object (VCO). A model-free vibration control system is constructed by using an actuator model and the VCO. A reference controlled object (RCO), which is a designer-defined single-degree-of-freedom (SDOF) structure, is used to tune the VCO-controller offline. A novel parameter tuning technique based on the RCO and the simultaneous perturbation stochastic approximation (SPSA) is proposed considering the difference in scale of the tuning parameters. The proposed tuning scheme automatically determines the tuning parameter of the controller without manual trial-and-errors such as experiments with actual plants and is much faster than previous methods. Therefore, the proposed method significantly enhances the practicability of the VCO-based model-free vibration suppression, bridging the gap between the basic study of the VCO-method and its implementation. The effectiveness of the proposed method is verified by applying it to the VCO-based �2 controller.