The design of a modern Linear Quadratic Regulator (LQR) is described for a test steam injected gas turbine (STIG) unit. The LQR controller is obtained by using the fuel flow rate and the injected steam flow rate as the output parameters. To meet the goal of the shaft speed control, a classical Proportional Differential (PD) controller is compared to the LQR controller design. The control performance of the dynamic response of the STIG plant in the case of rejection of load is evaluated. The results of the computer simulation show a remarkable improvement on the dynamic performance of the STIG unit.

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