IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Vol.55, No.2, 405-418, 2010
The Inverse Problem of Analytic Interpolation With Degree Constraint and Weight Selection for Control Synthesis
The minimizers of certain weighted entropy functionals are the solutions to an analytic interpolation problem with a degree constraint, and all solutions to this interpolation problem arise in this way by a suitable choice of weights. Selecting appropriate weights is pertinent to feedback control synthesis, where interpolants represent closed-loop transfer functions. In this paper we consider the correspondence between weights and interpolants in order to systematize feedback control synthesis with a constraint on the degree. There are two basic issues that we address: we first characterize admissible shapes of minimizers by studying the corresponding inverse problem, and then we develop effective ways of shaping minimizers via suitable choices of weights. This leads to a new procedure for feedback control synthesis.