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This work is a study of a hybrid adaptive controller that blends fixed feedback control
and adaptive feedback control techniques. This type of adaptive controller removes the
requirement that information about the disturbance is known apriori. Additionally, the
control structure is implemented in such a way that as long as the adaptive controller is
stable during adaptation, the system consisting of the controller and plant remain stable.
The objective is to design and implement an adaptive controller that damps the structural
vibrations induced in a multi-modal structure. The adaptive controller utilizes an
adaptive infinite impulse response lattice filter for improved damping over the fixed
feedback controller alone. An adaptive finite impulse response LMS filter is also
implemented for comparison of the ability for both algorithms to reject harmonic, narrow
bandwidth and wide bandwidth disturbances.
It is demonstrated that the lattice filter algorithm performs slightly better than the LMS
filter algorithm in all three disturbance cases. The lattice filter also requires less
than half the order of the LMS filter to get the same performance.