Identification and control of rotary traveling-wave type ultrasonic motor using neural networks

Faa Jeng Lin, Rong Jong Wai, Chun Ming Hong

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Neural networks (NNs) with varied learning rates are proposed to identify and control a nonlinear time-varying plant in this study. First, the network structure and the online learning algorithm of an NN are described. To guarantee the convergence of error states, analytical methods based on a discrete-type Lyapunov function are proposed to determine the varied learning rates of a three-layer NN with one hidden layer. Next, a rotary traveling-wave type ultrasonic motor (USM), which is driven by a newly designed high-frequency two-phase voltage source inverter using double indunctances double capacitances (LLCCs) resonant technique, is studied as an example of nonlinear time-varying plant to demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed control system. Then, a robust control system is designed using two NNs to control the rotor position of the USM. In the proposed control system, the Jacobian of the USM drive system is identified by a neural-network identifier (NNI) to provide the sensitivity information to a neural-network controller (NNC). Moreover, the effectiveness of the NN controlled USM drive system is confirmed by some experimental results. Accurate tracking response can be obtained due to the powerful on-line learning capability of the NNs. Furthermore, the influence of uncertainties on the USM drive system can be reduced effectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)672-680
Number of pages9
JournalIEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 2001


  • Backpropagation algorithm
  • Discrete-type Lyapunov function
  • Double indunctances double capacitances (LLCCs) resonant technique
  • Neural networks
  • Ultrasonic motor (USC)
  • Varied learning rates


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