International Journal of Control, Vol.70, No.2, 169-191, 1998
Robust dissipative control for linear systems with dissipative uncertainty
This paper focuses on the problem of quadratic dissipative control for linear systems with or without uncertainty. We consider the design of feedback controllers to achieve (robust) asymptotic stability and strict quadratic dissipativeness. Both linear static state feedback and dynamic output feedback controllers are considered. First, the equivalence between strict quadratic dissipativeness of linear systems and a H-infinity, performance is established. Necessary and sufficient conditions for the solution of the quadratic dissipative control problem are then obtained using a linear matrix inequality (LMI) approach. As for uncertain systems, we consider structured uncertainty characterized by a dissipative system. This uncertainty description is quite general and contains commonly used types of uncertainty, such as norm-bounded and positive real uncertainties, as special cases. It is shown that the robust dissipative control problem can be solved in terms of a scaled quadratic dissipative control problem without uncertainty. LMI-based methods for designing robust dissipative controllers are also derived. The results of this paper unify existing results on H-infinity, and positive real control and provide a more flexible and less conservative robust control design as it allows for a better trade-off between phase and gain performances.