Performance evaluation of a MIMO control system with limited actuators

Vincent R. Marcopoli, Stephen M. Phillips

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Performance degradation of multivariable control systems having limited actuators is often handled by augmenting the controller with integral windup protection, which attempts to maintain system performance when limits are encountered. This work describes a method to analyze such systems to determine precisely what stability and performance degradation is incurred under limited conditions. It is shown that by reformulating limited actuator commands as resulting from multiplicative perturbations to the corresponding controller requests, linear system evaluation tools can be utilized to obtain quantitative measures of stability and performance degradation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAmerican Control Conference
PublisherPubl by IEEE
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)0780308611
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1993 American Control Conference - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: Jun 2 1993Jun 4 1993

Publication series

NameAmerican Control Conference


OtherProceedings of the 1993 American Control Conference
CitySan Francisco, CA, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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