Simultaneous Design of Smooth Switching State-Feedback LPV Control

Tianyi He, Guoming G. Zhu, Sean Shan Min Swei, Weihua Su

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This paper presents an approach to simultaneously design smooth switching state-feedback LPV controllers. Using hysteresis switching strategy, a family of mixed ICC/H∞ LPV controllers are designed to stabilize the open-loop system over each subregion and switching region. This control problem is formulated into Parametric Linear Matrix Inequalities (PLMIs) and can be numerically solved by convex optimization algorithms. A tunable cost function consisting of switching smoothness index and output system performance index is proposed to solve for the optimal LPV controller. With given robustness level, switching smoothness is improved by tuning the cost function to trade-off switching smoothness and weighted output performance. To demonstrate the feasibility of the proposed approach and balance output performances and switching smoothness, a vibratory model of flexible Blended-Wing-Body (BWB) airplane is applied. Simulation results show that switching smoothness can be improved and balanced with output performance by proposed switching controller design approach.

Original languageBritish English
Title of host publication2018 Annual American Control Conference, ACC 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781538654286
StatePublished - 9 Aug 2018
Event2018 Annual American Control Conference, ACC 2018 - Milwauke, United States
Duration: 27 Jun 201829 Jun 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings of the American Control Conference
ISSN (Print)0743-1619


Conference2018 Annual American Control Conference, ACC 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States


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