Feedforward nonlinear PID control of a novel micromanipulator using Preisach hysteresis compensator

Hui Tang, Yangmin Li

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Recently, flexure-based micromanipulators with a large workspace, high motion precision, and high positioning bandwidth are really attractive for performing practical micro/nano manipulation tasks. Thus, a piezo-actuated flexible two-degrees-of-freedom (2-DOF) micromanipulator integrated with a pair of modified differential lever displacement amplifiers (MDLDA) is developed. To enhance the practical positioning performance of the micromanipulator, a novel feedforward nonlinear Proportion-Integration-Differentiation (FNPID) control strategy combining a nonlinear PID controller with an inverted hysteresis compensator is first proposed and implemented in detail. With the consideration of hysteresis effect inherent in piezoelectric ceramics (PZT) actuators, the hysteresis nonlinearity modeling is conducted by using the Preisach theory. Finally, a series of precision motion trajectory tracking experiments are successfully conducted by using the proposed closed-loop control strategy. The experimental results indicate that the mechanism has achieved a satisfactory performance for performing robotic biomanipulations.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)124-132
Number of pages9
JournalRobotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Hysteresis
  • Keywords Feedforward nonlinear
  • Micromanipulator
  • PID
  • Preisach theory
  • Robotic biomanipulations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Software
  • General Mathematics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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