Minimal energy covariance control Academic Article uri icon


  • In general, the covariance controller which assigns a specified state covariance X to the system is not unique, and the whole set of such controllers can be parametrized by a skew-symmetric matrix S of appropriate dimension. This paper describes how to minimize the control energy by using this freedom and reveals some properties of closed-loop system poles with respect to S. 1994 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

published proceedings

  • International Journal of Control

author list (cited authors)

  • SKELTON, R. E., XU, J., & YASUDA, K.

citation count

  • 5

complete list of authors


publication date

  • June 1994