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Design and tuning of fuzzy control surface with Bezier functions

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2005
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Design and Tuning a fuzzy logic controller (FLCs) are usually done in two stages. In the first stage, the structure of a FLC is determined based on physical characteristics of the system. In the second stage, the parameters of the FLC are selected to optimize the performance of the system. The task of tuning FLCs can be performed by a number of methods such as adjusting control gains, changing membership functions, modifying control rules and varying control surfaces. A method for the design and tuning of FLCs through modifying their control surfaces is presented in this dissertation. The method can be summarized as follows. First, fuzzy control surfaces are modeled with Bezier functions. Shapes of the control surface are then adjusted through varying Bezier parameters. A Genetic Algorithm (GA) is used to search for the optimal set of parameters based on the control performance criteria. Then, tuned control surfaces are sampled to create rule-based FLCs. To further improve the system performance, continuity constraints of the curves are imposed. Under the continuity constraints with the same number of tunable parameters, one can obtain more flexible curves that have the potential to improve the overall system performance. An important issue is to develop a new method to self-tune a fuzzy PD controller. The method is based on two building blocks: (I) Bezier functions used to model the control surfaces of the fuzzy PD controller; and, shapes of control surfaces are then adjusted by varying Bezier parameters. (II) The next step involves using a gradient-based optimization algorithm with which the input scaling factors and Bezier parameters are on-line tuned until the controller drives the output of the process as close as possible to the reference position. To protect vendors and consumers from being victimized, various trust models have been used in e-commerce practices. However, a strict verification and authentication process may pose unnecessary heavy cost to the vendor. As an application of the control strategy proposed, this dissertation presents a solution to the reduction of costs of a vendor. With two fuzzy variables (price, credit-history), a trust-surface can be tuned to achieve an optimal solution in terms of profit margin of the vendor. With this new approach, more realistic trust decisions can be reached.
Title: Design and tuning of fuzzy control surface with Bezier functions.
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Name(s): Wongsoontorn, Songwut.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Zhuang, Hanqi, Thesis advisor
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Department of Computer and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2005
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 223 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: Design and Tuning a fuzzy logic controller (FLCs) are usually done in two stages. In the first stage, the structure of a FLC is determined based on physical characteristics of the system. In the second stage, the parameters of the FLC are selected to optimize the performance of the system. The task of tuning FLCs can be performed by a number of methods such as adjusting control gains, changing membership functions, modifying control rules and varying control surfaces. A method for the design and tuning of FLCs through modifying their control surfaces is presented in this dissertation. The method can be summarized as follows. First, fuzzy control surfaces are modeled with Bezier functions. Shapes of the control surface are then adjusted through varying Bezier parameters. A Genetic Algorithm (GA) is used to search for the optimal set of parameters based on the control performance criteria. Then, tuned control surfaces are sampled to create rule-based FLCs. To further improve the system performance, continuity constraints of the curves are imposed. Under the continuity constraints with the same number of tunable parameters, one can obtain more flexible curves that have the potential to improve the overall system performance. An important issue is to develop a new method to self-tune a fuzzy PD controller. The method is based on two building blocks: (I) Bezier functions used to model the control surfaces of the fuzzy PD controller; and, shapes of control surfaces are then adjusted by varying Bezier parameters. (II) The next step involves using a gradient-based optimization algorithm with which the input scaling factors and Bezier parameters are on-line tuned until the controller drives the output of the process as close as possible to the reference position. To protect vendors and consumers from being victimized, various trust models have been used in e-commerce practices. However, a strict verification and authentication process may pose unnecessary heavy cost to the vendor. As an application of the control strategy proposed, this dissertation presents a solution to the reduction of costs of a vendor. With two fuzzy variables (price, credit-history), a trust-surface can be tuned to achieve an optimal solution in terms of profit margin of the vendor. With this new approach, more realistic trust decisions can be reached.
Identifier: 9780542385902 (isbn), 12172 (digitool), FADT12172 (IID), fau:9079 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): College of Engineering and Computer Science
Thesis (Ph.D.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2005.
Subject(s): Fuzzy systems
Nonlinear control theory
Process control--Data processing
Fuzzy logic
Intelligent control systems
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