Multivariable anti-windup controller synthesis using iterative linear matrix inequalities

E. F. Mulder, M. V. Kothare, Manfred Morari

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We consider the problem of multivariable anti-windup bumpless transfer (AWBT) controller synthesis based on the general AWBT framework presented in [18]. Several recent AWBT synthesis techniques are reviewed. Next, we give a completely general formulation of the AWBT controller synthesis problem and show how this problem can be solved in terms of an iterative linear matrix inequality (LMI) scheme. For two simple examples, we demonstrate that an H objective function is a sufficient performance indicator. Moreover, the objective minimum leads to multiple solutions for the static output feedback parameters; all of which provide equivalent output responses and graceful performance degradation under saturation. We also demonstrate the superior performance of the two parameter framework over an otherwise equivalent one parameter framework.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEuropean Control Conference, ECC 1999 - Conference Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9783952417355
StatePublished - Mar 24 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event1999 European Control Conference, ECC 1999 - Karlsruhe, Germany
Duration: Aug 31 1999Sep 3 1999


Other1999 European Control Conference, ECC 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering


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