Optimal Actuator/Sensor Placement for Control of Combustion Instabilities


Al-Masoud, N., and Singh T.


Journal of Propulsion and Power, 19(1), 148-151, 2003.


The problem of choosing the appropriate number and locations of actuators and sensors is an important part in the design of any control system. The efficiency and performance of any control law is greatly affected by the placement of the actuators and sensors. Thus, there is a need for a technique that is capable of determining the optimal set of location and, consequently, the minimal number of actuators. Several quantitative measures have been developed for the purpose of selecting actuator locations to control structural systems. These methods are extended for optimal actuators placement to control thermoacoustic instabilities. The analysis is based on the concepts of the degree of controllability and component cost, which are explanied in this Note.

   Author = {N. Al-Masoud, T. Singh},
   Journal = {AIAA Journal of Propulsion and Power},
   Month = {Jan.},
   Pages = {148-151},
   Title = {Optimal Actuator/Sensor Placement for Control of Combustion Instabilities},
   Volume = {19},
   Number = {1},
   Year = {2003}