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Robust Regulation for Infinite-Dimensional Systems and Signals in the Frequency Domain

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Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationTampere
PublisherTampere University of Technology
Number of pages146
ISBN (Electronic)978-952-15-3178-1
ISBN (Print)978-952-15-3169-9
Publication statusPublished - 25 Oct 2013
Publication typeG4 Doctoral dissertation (monograph)

Publication series

NameTampere University of Technology. Publication
PublisherTampere University of Technology
Volume1166
ISSN (Print)1459-2045

Abstract

In this thesis, the robust output regulation problem is studied both in the time domain and in the frequency domain. The problem to be addressed is to find a stabilizing controller for a given plant so that every signal generated by an exogenous system, or shortly exosystem, is asymptotically tracked despite perturbations in the plant or some external disturbances. The exosystem generating the reference and disturbance signals is assumed to be infinite-dimensional. The main contribution of this thesis is to develop the robust regulation theory for an infinite-dimensional exosystem in the frequency domain framework. In order to do that, the time domain theory is studied in some detail and new results that emphasize the smoothness requirement on the reference and disturbance signals due to infinite-dimensionality of the exosystem are presented. Two types of controllers are studied, the feedforward controllers and the error feedback controllers, the latter of which facilitate robust regulation. These results exploit the structure at infinity of tha plant transfer function. In this thesis, a new definition of the structure at infinity suitable for infinite-dimensional systems is developed and its properties are studied. The frequency domain theory developed is based on the insights into the corresponding time domain theory. By following some recent time domain ideas the type of robustness and stability types are chosen so that they facilitate the use of an infinite-dimensional exosystem. The robustness is understood in the sense that stability should imply regulation. The chosen stability types resemble the time domain polynomial and strong stabilities and allow robust regulation of signals that have an infinite number of unstable dynamics along with transfer functions vanishing at infinity. The main contribution of this thesis is the formulation of the celebrated internal model principle in the frequency domain terms in a rather abstract algebraic setting. Unlike in the existing literature, no topological aspect of the problem is needed because of the adopted definition of robustness. The plant transfer function is only assumed to have a right or a left coprime factorization but not necessarily both. The internal model principle leads to a necessary and sufficient condition for the solvability of the robust regulation problem. The second main contribution of the thesis is to design frequency domain controllers for infinite-dimensional systems and exosystems. In this thesis, the Davison’s simple controller design for stable plants is extended to infinite-dimensional systems and exosystems. Then a controller design procedure for unstable plants containing two phases is proposed. In the first phase, a stabilizing controller is constructed for a given plant. The second phase is to design a robustly regulating controller for a stable part of the plant. This design procedure nicely combines with the Davison’s type controllers and is especially suitable for infinite-dimensional plants with transfer functions in the Callier-Desoer class of transfer functions.

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