Stabilization of discrete time systems by first order controllers Conference Paper uri icon


  • In this paper we consider the problem of stabilizing a given but arbitrary linear time invariant discrete time system with transfer function P(z), by a first order discrete time feedback controller C(z) = zx1+x2/z+3. The complete set of stabilizing controllers is determined in the controller parameter space [x1,x2,x3]. The solution involves the Tchebyshev representation of the characteristic equation on the unit circle. The set it shown to be computable explicitly, for fixed x3 by solving linear equations involving the Tchebyshev polynomials in closed form, and the three dimensional set is recovered by sweeping over the scalar parameter x3. This result gives a constructive solution of a) the problem of "first order stabilizability" of a given plant b) simultaneous stabilization of a set of plants Pi(z) and c) stable or minimum phase first order stabilization of a plant. The solution is facilitated by the fact that it is based on linear equations and the intersection of sets can be found by adding more equations. In each case the complete set of solutions is found and this feature is essential and important for imposing further design requirements. Illustrative examples are included. They demonstrate that the shape of the stabilizing set in the controller parameter space is quite different and much more complicated compared to that of digital PID controllers despite the fact that both are "three term controllers". Extensions and applications to design are discussed.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Tantaris, R. N., Keel, L. H., & Bhattacharyya, S. P.

complete list of authors

  • Tantaris, RN||Keel, LH||Bhattacharyya, SP

publication date

  • January 1, 2002 11:11 AM