Multivariable anti-windup controller synthesis incorporating multiple convex constraints

Pradeep Y. Tiwari, Eric F. Mulder, Mayuresh V. Kothare

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We study the problem of multivariable anti-windup controller synthesis that incorporates trade-offs between unconstrained linear performance and constrained anti-windup performance. In our previous work [13], we presented a framework for simultaneous design of a linear output feedback controller and a static anti-windup compensator using Linear Matrix Inequalities (LMIs). This framework deviated from the conventional two step paradigm of anti-windup by proposing a one-step synthesis while still maintaining the anti-windup structure. However, the work in [13] did not provide conclusive demonstration of the efficacy of this formulation through realistic practical examples. In this paper, we further study the framework in [13] and explicitly demonstrate its capability in providing effective constrained anti-windup controller performance for two benchmark problems, viz. a vibration isolation table and a multivariable model for the longitudinal dynamics of an F8 aircraft.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the American Control Conference
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event2007 American Control Conference, ACC - New York, NY, United States
Duration: Jul 9 2007Jul 13 2007


Other2007 American Control Conference, ACC
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew York, NY

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering


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