A Homotopy Approach for Robust Output-Feedback Synthesis

, and . Proc. 27th. Med. Conf. Control Autom., page 87-93. (2019)


We propose a novel approach for output-feedback controller design for linear systems affected by arbitrary fast time-varying uncertainties. Our approach is based on consecutively solving two related robust synthesis problems which by themselves admit convex solutions. The first one is robust full information controller design, while the subsequent one is similar to the robust estimator design problem. The latter includes a homotopy parameter that serves to construct a solution of the output-feedback synthesis problem from a given solution of the full information problem. In contrast to alternative approaches, ours requires to solve just two linear matrix inequalities and generates guaranteed bounds for the achieved performance. We illustrate our results with several numerical examples taken from the literature.

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