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The Quasi-Keyhole plasma arc welding (PAW) process is a relatively simple concept, which provides a basis for controlling the weld quality of a subject work piece by cycling the arc current between a static base and variable peak level. Since the weld quality is directly related to the degree of penetration and amount of heat that is generated and maintained in the system, the Non-Linear Interval Control Algorithm provides a methodology for maintaining these parameters within acceptable limits by controlling the arc current based upon measured peak current times. The Texas Instruments TMS320VC5416 DSK working in conjunction with Signalwares AED-109 Data Converter provides a hardware solution to implement this control algorithm. This study outlines this configuration process and demonstrates its validity.
Everett, Matthew Wayne, "DSP IMPLEMENTATION OF A DIGITAL NON-LINEAR INTERVAL CONTROL ALGORITHM FOR A QUASI-KEYHOLE PLASMA ARC WELDING PROCESS" (2004). University of Kentucky Master's Theses. 245.