A New Formulation of Multiple-Input Multiple-Output Quantitative Feedback Theory

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Yongdong Zhao, Suhada Jayasuriya

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843-3123

J. Dyn. Sys., Meas., Control 118(4), 748-752 (Dec 01, 1996) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2802352 History: Received September 23, 1994; Revised September 23, 1994; Online December 03, 2007


The QFT robust performance problem in its entirety may be reduced to an H∞ problem by casting each specification as a frequency domain constraint on the nominal sensitivity function and the complementary sensitivity function. It is shown that the existence of a solution to a standard Ha. problem guarantees a solution to the QFT problem whereas the existence of a QFT solution does not necessarily guarantee an H∞ solution. A solution obtained via this formulation for the QFT problem is in general more conservative when compared to what may be obtained from classical QFT loopshaping. However, one does not have to restrict the QFT controller to be diagonal as is usually done in MIMO-QFT. In addition, a simple constructive approach is provided for the design of a prefilter matrix for MIMO systems. In the standard QFT approach, the synthesis of a prefilter matrix for the MIMO case is much more involved than that of the SISO case.

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