Robust control of type 1 diabetes using μ-synthesis

Levente Kovács, András György, Balázs Kulcsár, Péter Szalay, Balázs Benyó, Zoltán Benyó

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Robust servo control of type 1 diabetes is presented from a control theoretic perspective in this paper. Using a recently published glucose-insulin model, first the transformation of the model to the type 1 diabetes case is performed. Then, by parametric nonlinear model sensitivity analysis using a gridding method, the uncertainty around the nominal model is characterized. The viability of the robust servo, linear μ-control algorithm tested in highly nonlinear closed-loop simulation environment is realized by a two degree-of-freedom robust controller. Robust performance requirements are achieved and glucose level tracking is ensured under unknown and realistic exogenous meal disturbance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUKACC International Conference on CONTROL 2010
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 2010
EventUKACC International Conference on CONTROL 2010 - Coventry, United Kingdom
Duration: Sep 7 2010Sep 10 2010

Publication series

NameIET Seminar Digest


OtherUKACC International Conference on CONTROL 2010
CountryUnited Kingdom


  • Glucose tracking
  • Robust control
  • Type 1 diabetes
  • Uncertainty
  • μ-synthesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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