Robust time-optimal control - Frequency domain approach Academic Article uri icon


  • The design of nonrobust and robust time-optimal controllers for linear systems in the frequency domain is presented. The bang-bang profile is represented as the superposition of time-delayed step inputs or the output of a time-delay filter subject to a step input. A parameter optimization problem is formulated to minimize the final time of the maneuver with the constraint that the time-delay filter cancels all of the poles of the system. The issue of robustness to errors in the model is addressed by placing multiple zeros of the time-delay filter at the estimated locations of the poles of the system. The design technique is illustrated on representative models of large space structures, for rest-to-rest, time-optimal, and robust time-optimal maneuvers. Spin-up maneuvers are shown to be special cases of the general formulation. © 1994 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Inc., All rights reserved.

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  • 3

author list (cited authors)

  • Singh, T., & Vadali, S. R.

citation count

  • 152

publication date

  • March 1994