Feedforward Control for Oscillatory Signal Tracking Using Hilbert Transform
Journal article, 2019

This paper presents feedforward control for oscillatory signal tracking using Hilbert transform. The proposed controller utilizes Hilbert transform and analysis techniques to determine the signal’s amplitude, frequency, and phase. By using the frequency response of the linear time-invariant process model, an amplified and phase-shifted feedforward signal is reconstructed. The proposed controller also analyzes the system response to determine the differences from the model to modify the feedforward signal. Simulation experiments with multicomponent stationary, amplitude-, and frequency-modulated signals are also conducted. The results show that using an amplified and phase-shifted signal determined by Hilbert analysis can enable an effective tracking performance.


Signal tracking

Hilbert transform

Feedforward control



Ilker Erdem

Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Production Systems

Gauti Asbjörnsson

Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Product Development

Henrik Kihlman

Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Production Systems

European Journal of Control

0947-3580 (ISSN)

Subject Categories

Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics

Control Engineering

Areas of Advance


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