A Periodic Fixed-Structure Approach to Multirate Control

Wassim M. Haddad, Vikram Kapila

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In this note we develop an approach to designing reduced order multirate controllers. A discrete-time model that accounts for the multirate timing sequence of measurements is presented and is shown to have periodically time-varying dynamics. Using discrete-time stability theory, the optimal projection approach to fixed-order (i.e., full and reduced-order) dynamic compensation is generalized to obtain reduced-order periodic controllers that account for the multirate architecture. It is shown that the optimal reduced-order controller is characterized by means of a periodically time-varying system of equations consisting of coupled Riccati and Lyapunov equations. In addition, the multirate static output-feedback control problem is considered. For both problems, the design equations are presented in a concise, unified manner to facilitate their accessibility for developing numerical algorithms for practical applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)301-307
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Transactions on Automatic Control
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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