A primary disadvantage of using an internal model to achieve multivariable tracking is the high order of the internal model. In situations where it is known that each output is to track only its associated reference input, the internal model formulation results in an overdesign of sorts. A method is presented through which a prefilter may be constructed to achieve asymptotic tracking of only the required reference inputs. It is shown that obtaining the prefilter requires the solution of a polynomial matrix equation. Conditions for existence of a solution to this equation, as well as an algorithm for its construction, are presented. Since existence of a solution implies an infinite number of solutions, the algorithm provides a means of parametrizing all solutions of a given order. Unlike prefilter techniques such as plant inversion, the method presented may be applied to nonminimum phase systems and results in proper, physically realizable systems. Since an infinite number of solutions exist, criteria for defining and obtaining the optimal solution are presented. In fact, it is shown that obtaining the optimal prefilter reduces to solving a set of linear equations. A multivariable system is used to demonstrate the effectiveness of the optimization procedure. In addition, the tracking is shown to be robust with respect to certain structured plant perturbations.
Parametrization of Reduced Order MIMO Tracking Prefilters With Optimality Considerations
Contributed by the Dynamic Systems and Control Division for publication in the JOURNAL OF DYNAMIC SYSTEMS, MEASUREMENT, AND CONTROL. Manuscript received by the Dynamic Systems and Control Division March 24, 2000. Associate Editor: Y. Chait.
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Bement , M., and Jayasuriya , S. (May 10, 2002). "Parametrization of Reduced Order MIMO Tracking Prefilters With Optimality Considerations ." ASME. J. Dyn. Sys., Meas., Control. June 2002; 124(2): 307–312. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.1468861
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