Reliable Robust Sampled-Data H∞ Output Tracking Control with Application to Flight Control

  • Y. Wang Shanghai Jiao Tong University
  • P. Zhou Shanghai Jiao Tong University
  • Q. Wang Shanghai Jiao Tong University
  • D. Duan Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Keywords: probabilistic actuator failures, output tracking, sampled-data control, convex polytope, flight control, parameter uncertainty


This paper is concerned with the problem of robust H output tracking control for uncertain sampled-data systems with probabilistic actuator failures. By assuming that each actuator fault takes values randomly in a finite set, a new actuator-failure-mode is proposed. Lyapunov-Krasovskii functional combined with the input delay approach as well as the free-weighting matrix approach are employed to establish the H performance, and the controller design is cast into a convex optimization problem with linear matrix inequality (LMI) constraints. The designed reliable controller can guarantee that the output of the closed-loop sampled-data system tracks the reference signal without steady-state error. An airship model is considered in this paper and its simulation results are given.