Robust nondiagonal controller design for uncertain multivariable regulating systems

Matthew Franchek, P. Herman

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Presented in this paper is a robust controller design methodology for a class of uncertain, multivariable, regulating systems required to maintain a prespecified operating condition within hard time domain tolerances despite a vector of step disturbances. The design methodology is a frequency domain approach and is based on sequential loop design where a Gauss elimination technique facilitates the various design steps. The specific class of systems addressed are those which can be modeled as square, multivariable systems with parametric uncertainty. One restriction imposed is that the system and its inverse are stable for all plant parameter combinations. The key features of this design methodology include (i) the design of a fully populated controller matrix, (ii) the ability to design for system integrity, and (iii) the direct enforcement of hard time domain tolerances through frequency domain amplitude inequalities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)80-85
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control, Transactions of the ASME
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Information Systems
  • Instrumentation
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications


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