Power assist H control of shift lever with spring connected link

Mitsuo Hirata, Tsutomu Ogiwara, Hitoshi Okamoto, Shuichi Adachi, Kensuke Osamura, Shinya Kobayashi

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We have developed the shift lever with a spring connected link. It can detect the reaction force to the operator by using inexpensive displacement sensors such as potentiometers. For this system, we propose a model-based power assist control method. The proposed control system is composed of a reference generator and a feedback controller. The reference generator is introduced to generate an ideal reaction force to the operator. The feedback controller is designed by H control theory to achieve disturbance attenuation. The effectiveness of the proposed method is shown by experiments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1133-1140+4
Journalieej transactions on industry applications
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2007


  • H control theory
  • Power assist control
  • Shift lever with spring connected link

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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