Optimal Digital Valve Control Using Embedded GPU

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List of Authors: Johan Ersfolk, Pontus Boström, Ville Timonen, Jan Westerholm, Jonatan Wiik, Otso Karhu, Matti Linjama, Marina Waldén
Editors: Uusi-Heikkilä J, Linjama M
Publisher: Tampere University of Technology
Place: Tampere
Publication year: 2016
Publisher: Tampereen teknillinen yliopisto
Book title: Proceedings of the Eight Workshop on Digital Fluid Power (DFP16): May 24-25 2016, Tampere, Finland
Start page: 239
End page: 250
ISBN: 978-952-15-3755-4
eISBN: 978-952-15-3757-8


Digital hydraulics is a technology where simple valve components are used together with intelligent automation to achieve efficient control of hydraulic systems. A major challenge with digital valve systems is that efficient control requires the combination of reliable real-time control and computationally expensive optimization. In this paper we present a control system which is extended with an embedded graphics processor which provides massive parallelism to perform optimizations while critical control is performed by safety critical components. The focus in this paper is on how well a complex graphics processor can function as part of a reliable real-time control system.

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