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Linear Parameter-Varying Control of a Ducted Fan Engine

Bodenheimer, Bobby and Bendotti, Pascale and Kantner, Michael (1995) Linear Parameter-Varying Control of a Ducted Fan Engine. California Institute of Technology , Pasadena, CA. (Unpublished)

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Parameter-dependent control techniques are applied to a vectored thrust, ducted fan engine. The synthesis technique is based on the solution of Linear Matrix Inequalities and produces a controller which achieves specified performance against the worst-case time variation of measurable parameters entering the plant in a linear fractional manner. Thus the plant can have widely varying dynamics over the operating range. The controller designed performs extremely well, and is compared to an ℋ∞ controller.

Item Type:Report or Paper (Technical Report)
Additional Information:The authors have enormously benefited from the guidance and advice of Richard Murray, whom we thank here. Carolyn Beck helped with many useful comments. Gary Fay constructed the force lookup tables used in the software, and has assisted throughout in hardware maintenance. The second author gratefully acknowledges financial support provided by Ministère de la Recherche et de l'Espace (MRE), France. We further thank the authors of the LMI Control Toolbox [7] for providing an early release which was used to solve the synthesis LMIs. Submitted to The International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control
Group:Control and Dynamical Systems Technical Reports
Record Number:CaltechCDSTR:1995.004
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Deposited On:19 Sep 2006
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