Optimal Digital Valve Control Using Embedded GPU

Johan Ersfolk, Pontus Boström, Ville Timonen, Jan Westerholm, Jonatan Wiik, Otso Karhu, Matti Linjama, Marina Walden

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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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Title of host publicationProceedings of the Eight Workshop on Digital Fluid Power (DFP16): May 24-25 2016, Tampere, Finland
EditorsJ Uusi-Heikkilä, M Linjama
PublisherTampereen teknillinen yliopisto
ISBN (Electronic)978-952-15-3757-8
ISBN (Print)978-952-15-3755-4
Publication statusPublished - 2016
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventWorkshop on Digital Fluid Power - Eight Workshop on Digital Fluid Power
Duration: 24 May 201625 May 2016


ConferenceWorkshop on Digital Fluid Power

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