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Robust adaptive control Fu, Ye


This thesis describes discrete robust adaptive control methods based on using slow sampling and slow adaptation. For the stability analysis, we consider that the plant model order is not exactly known and assume that the estimation model order is lower than the plant model order. A stability condition is derived with a given upper limit for the adaptation gain which is related to a strictly positive real operator. Discussion of the relation between sampling and stability condition is then given. For the robust adaptive control design, we study slow adaptation and predictive control. For the slow adaptation, the main idea is to use only good estimates and use a compensation filter. Some frequency domain information on the plant is necessary for this method. For predictive control, we discuss the relationship between the extended control horizon and the critical sampling. For a simple case, it is shown that the larger extended control horizon brings more robust adaptive control. The purpose of this thesis is to provide robust discrete adaptive controller design guidelines, especially in such cases as using slow sampling frequency, slow adaptation rate. It is true that in practice, for various discrete adaptive control algorithms, slow sampling and slow adaptation rate will bring more robustness. The use of slow sampling and slow adaptation rate is simple and economic, thus a careful choice of sampling rate and adaptation rate is highly recommended. This thesis provides such guidelines for choosing proper sampling rate and adaptation rate for robust discrete adaptive control.

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