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pid control parameter setting

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  1. jsmith

    jsmith Guest


    is there any algorithm or software for setting parameters of PID
    control ?
    EXT double PID_dState ;
    // Last position input

    EXT double PID_iState,PID_iMax,PID_iMin;
    // Integrator state , Maximum and minimum allowable integrator state

    EXT double PID_iGain, PID_pGain, PID_dGain;
    // integral gain, proportional gain, derivative gain

    EXT double PID_Min,PID_Max;
    // Maximum and minimum allowable PID output
  2. Tim Wescott

    Tim Wescott Guest

    If you do a bit of web searching you'll come back and ask "which of the
    gazillions of algorithms that are out there is the right one for me?".
    When you do you may want to cross-post to both this group and to

    For guidance you may want to check out my article on the
    website -- it first appeared in Embedded Programming Magazine, and it's
    still going strong. That article has a simple procedure that you can go
    through to manually tune a loop, and works very well if the
    environment's not too challenging. This link will get you there:

    You may have read it already, and if you didn't then whoever wrote the
    code very likely did -- the variable names you're using look _very_

    If you need to do a really good job or if you have a challenging plant
    to control you'll need to get a copy of my book:

    If you need to build a controller that tunes itself once, or every time
    it wakes up you'll want to do a web search on "auto tune".

    If you need to build a controller that tunes itself all the time, you'll
    want to change jobs, or do a web search on "adaptive control".


    Tim Wescott
    Wescott Design Services

    Posting from Google? See

    Do you need to implement control loops in software?
    "Applied Control Theory for Embedded Systems" gives you just what it says.
    See details at
  3. Guest

    There are quite a few.

    The Ziegler-Nichols procedure shows up in a lot of application notes.

    Check out Ziegler J and Nichols N in the Transactions of the ASME,
    volume 64 starting on page 759. It was published in 1942 - the same
    year that I was born ...

    Googling on Ziegler-Nichols produced 32,500 hits - here is the first
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