This study discusses a robust controller synthesis methodology for linear, time invariant systems, under probabilistic parameter uncertainty. Optimization of probabilistic performance robustness for and multi-objective measures is investigated, as well as for performance measures based on first-passage system reliability. The control optimization approaches proposed here exploit recent advances in stochastic simulation techniques. The approach is illustrated for vibration response suppression of a civil structure. The results illustrate that, for problems with probabilistic uncertainty, the explicit optimization of probabilistic performance robustness can result in markedly different optimal feedback laws, as well as enhanced performance robustness, when compared to traditional “worst-case” notions of robust optimal control.
Robust Stochastic Design of Linear Controlled Systems for Performance Optimization
Taflanidis, A. A., Scruggs, J. T., and Beck, J. L. (August 19, 2010). "Robust Stochastic Design of Linear Controlled Systems for Performance Optimization." ASME. J. Dyn. Sys., Meas., Control. September 2010; 132(5): 051008. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4001849
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