This paper provides methodology for designing reduced order controllers for large-scale, linear systems represented by differential equations having time periodic coefficients. The linear time periodic system is first converted into a form in which the system stability matrix is time invariant. This is achieved by the application of Liapunov-Floquet transformation. Then a system called an auxiliary system is constructed which is a completely time invariant. Order reduction algorithms are applied to this system to obtain a reduced order system. The control laws are calculated for the reduced order system by minimizing the least square error between the auxiliary and the transformed system. These control laws when transformed back to time varying domain provide the desired control action. The schemes formulated are illustrated by designing full state feedback and output feedback controllers for a five mass inverted pendulum exhibiting parametric instability.

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