A robust subspace based approach to feedforward control of broadband disturbances on a six-degrees-of-freedom vibration isolation set-up

G. Nijsse, H. Super, Johannes van Dijk, Jan B. Jonker

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The contribution of this paper is twofold. First, the paper introduces a novel hybrid vibration isolation approach which uses a combination of passive and active vibration control techniques to provide additional design freedom. The approach can be used to meet higher design requirements with respect to vibration isolation. To illustrate the feasibility of the approach, a stiff hybrid sixdegrees-of-freedom vibration isolation set-up will be presented. The objective of the set-up is to investigate if the receiver structure can be isolated from the source structure by six hybrid vibration isolation mounts, such that disturbances induced by the source structure are isolated from the receiver structure. Vibration isolation is established by minimizing signals from six acceleration sensor outputs and by steering six piezo-electric actuator inputs. Our second contribution is that a state space based fixed gain H2 controller is designed, implemented and validated. Real-time broadband feedforward control results are presented (between 0 - 1 kHz) which show that an average reduction of 8.0 dB is achieved in the error sensor outputs in real-time.
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)208-215
Number of pages8
JournalNoise control engineering journal
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2005


  • IR-53990
  • METIS-227418

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