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Polynomial control: past, present and future Print E-mail
Written by Ricardo Sanz   
Thursday, 21 September 2006

Professor Kušera will give a seminar on "Polynomial control: past, present and future" about applications of the "Youla-Kucera" parametrization of all stabilizing controllers.

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Professor VladimÝr Kušera
Department of Control Engineering
Czech Technical University in Prague
Czech Republic

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Seminar info

Polynomial control: past, present and future
VladimÝr Kušera
Oct. 2, 2006 11:30
UPM ETSII - Aula Artigas

Seminar description

Polynomial techniques have made important contributions to systems and control theory. Engineers in industry often find polynomial and frequency domain methods easier to utilize than state equation based techniques. Control theorists show that results obtained in isolation using either approach are in fact closely related.

Polynomial system description provides input-output models for linear systems with rational transfer functions. These models display two important system properties, namely poles and zeros, in a transparent manner. A performance specification in terms of polynomials is natural in many situations; see pole allocation techniques.

A specific control system design technique, called polynomial equation approach, was developed in the 1960s and 1970s. The distinguishing feature of this technique is a reduction of controller synthesis to a solution of linear polynomial equations of specific (Diophantine or BÚzout) type.

In most cases, control systems are designed to be stable and to meet additional specifications, such as optimality and robustness. It is therefore natural to design the systems step by step: stabilization first, then the additional specifications each at a time. For this it is obviously necessary to have any and all solutions of the current step available before proceeding any further.

This motivates the need for a parametrization of all controllers that stabilize a given plant. In fact this result has become a key tool for the sequential design paradigm. The additional specifications are met by selecting an appropriate parameter. This is simple, systematic, and transparent. However, the strategy suffers from an excessive grow of the controller order.

This seminar is a guided tour through the polynomial control system design. The origins of the parametrization of stabilizing controllers, called Youla or Youla-Ku?era parametrization, are explained. Historical and personal notes are added. Standard results on pole placement and H2 control are summarized. New and exciting applications of the parametrization result are then discussed: stabilization subject to input constraints, output overshoot reduction, fixed order controller design, and robust stabilization.

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