Dual Purpose Fuzzy Logic Controller for an Active Suspension System 2002-01-0986
The use of a fuzzy logic controller for an active suspension system on a wheeled vehicle is investigated. Addressing the opposing goals of ride quality and bump stop avoidance are integrated into one control algorithm. Construction of the fuzzy rules base will be discussed comprehensively along with the membership function setup for both the input and output variables. Numerous quarter-car simulation comparisons will be performed of the fuzzy controller versus the standard skyhook damper controller. The comparisons will include a variety of terrain inputs. Laboratory testing of the fuzzy controller on a single wheel station system is also included.