Model Reduction in the Presence of Parameter Uncertainty Conference Paper uri icon


  • Covariance equivalent realizations have been used recently to produce reduced-order models that match a specified number of output covariances and Markov parameters of the original model. This paper extends this theory to models with uncertain parameters. The approach is to take an nth order nominal system with h uncertain parameters, form its (n plus nh) sensitivity model, then reduce the sensitivity model to size (n plus gamma lh), where l is the number of outputs and gamma is an integer chosen by the designer. The reduced-order model then matches ( gamma plus 1) output covariances and gamma Markov parameters of the original sensitivity system. This method leaves the nominal system unchanged, and hence 1) retains all dynamical information of the nominal system, 2) maintains the correct cross-correlation between nominal and sensitivity outputs, and 3) preserves the distinction between plant and sensitivity states in the reduced model. This last property enables one to use the reduced model to generate a controller which minimizes a cost function that includes output (trajectory) sensitivity and input (control) sensitivity terms.

name of conference

  • 1984 American Control Conference

published proceedings

  • 1984 American Control Conference
  • Proceedings of the American Control Conference

author list (cited authors)

  • Wagie, D. A., & Skelton, R. E.

citation count

  • 0

complete list of authors

  • Wagie, DA||Skelton, RE

publication date

  • July 1984