Sequential LMI approach for design of a BMI-based robust observer state feedback controller with nonlinear uncertainties

Yan Wang 1 Rajesh Rajamani 1 Ali Zemouche 2, 3
2 DISCO - Dynamical Interconnected Systems in COmplex Environments
L2S - Laboratoire des signaux et systèmes, Inria Saclay - Ile de France, SUPELEC, CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique : UMR8506
Abstract : This paper aims at developing a robust observer–based estimated state feedback control design method for an uncertain dynamical system that can be represented as a linear time-invariant system connected with an integral quadratic constraint–type nonlinear uncertainty. Traditionally, in existing design methodologies, a convex semidefinite constraint is obtained at the cost of conservatism and unrealistic assumptions. This paper avoids such assumptions and formulates, the design of the robust observer state feedback controller as the feasibility problem of a bilinear matrix inequality (BMI) constraint. Unfortunately, the search for a feasible solution of a BMI constraint is an NP-hard problem in general. The applicability of a linearization method, such as the variable change method and the congruence transformation, depends on the specific structure of the problem at hand and cannot be generalized. This paper transforms the feasibility analysis of the BMI constraint into an eigenvalue problem and applies the convex-concave–based sequential linear matrix inequality optimization method to search for a feasible solution. Furthermore, an augmentation of the sequential linear matrix inequality algorithm to improve its numerical stability is presented. In the application part, a vehicle lateral control problem is presented to demonstrate the applicability of the proposed algorithm to a real-world estimated state feedback control design problem and the necessity of the augmentation for numerical stability.
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Yan Wang, Rajesh Rajamani, Ali Zemouche. Sequential LMI approach for design of a BMI-based robust observer state feedback controller with nonlinear uncertainties. International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control, Wiley, 2018, 28 (4), pp.1246-1260. ⟨10.1002/rnc.3948⟩. ⟨hal-01575709⟩

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