A Simulation-Based Approach to the Design of Control Systems With Uncertain Parameters

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D. M. Auslander, R. C. Spear, G. E. Young

University of California, Berkeley, Calif. 94720

J. Dyn. Sys., Meas., Control 104(1), 20-26 (Mar 01, 1982) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3149626 History: Received August 31, 1980; Online July 21, 2009


A design method for control systems with uncertain parameters is presented. The method utilizes a generalized sensitivity approach which separates the parameter space into regions which produce a system response that satisfies given design criteria and regions which do not. Nonparametric statistics and confidence limits for the binomial distribution are used to determine degree of parameter sensitivity and to locate regions in the parameter space which maximize the probability of producing a desirable system response. In an example it is shown that a given parameter may have to be known to a lesser degree of uncertainty to be able to specify a satisfactory design.

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