Advanced Strategies in Control Systems with Input and Output Constraints

  • Sophie Tarbouriech
  • Germain Garcia
  • Adolf Hermann Glattfelder

Part of the Lecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences book series (LNCIS, volume 346)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVII
  2. Eugenio Schuster, Michael Walker, David Humphreys, Miroslav Krstić
    Pages 1-30
  3. Matthew C. Turner, Guido Herrmann, Ian Postlethwaite
    Pages 121-171
  4. Sophie Tarbouriech, Isabelle Queinnec, Germain Garcia
    Pages 173-205
  5. Rolf Findeisen, Tobias Raff, Frank Allgöwer
    Pages 207-235
  6. Urban Maeder, Raphael Cagienard, Manfred Morari
    Pages 237-271
  7. J.M. Maciejowski, P.J. Goulart, E.C. Kerrigan
    Pages 273-291
  8. M. Sznaier, C. M. Lagoa, X. Li, A. A. Stoorvogel
    Pages 293-312
  9. Franco Blanchini, Stefano Miani, Carlo Savorgnan
    Pages 341-368
  10. J.M. Gomes da Silva Jr., D. Limon, T. Alamo, E.F. Camacho
    Pages 369-396
  11. Anton A. Stoorvogel, Ali Saberi, Ciprian Deliu, Peddapullaiah Sannuti
    Pages 397-419
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 457-462

About this book


Physical, safety or technological constraints induce that the control actuators can neither provide unlimited amplitude signals nor unlimited speed of reaction. The control problems of combat aircraft prototypes and satellite launchers offer interesting examples of the difficulties due to these major constraints.

Neglecting actuator saturations on both amplitude and dynamics can be source of undesirable or even catastrophic behavior for the closed-loop system (such as loosing closed-loop stability).

Such actuator saturations have also been blamed as one of several unfortunate mishaps leading to the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster. For these reasons, the study of the control problem (its structure, performance and stability analysis) for systems subject to both amplitude and rate actuator or sensor saturations as typical constraints has received the attention of many researchers in the last years.

The different techniques described throughout the book are particularly attractive for industrial applications not only in aeronautical or space domains but also in the context of biological systems domain. Such methods are well suited for the development of tools that help engineers to solve analysis and synthesis problems in the context of control systems with input and output constraints


Control Systems Input Constaints Model Predictive Control Output Constraints actuator control control system feedback linear optimization sensor stability stabilization system

Editors and affiliations

  • Sophie Tarbouriech
    • 1
  • Germain Garcia
    • 2
  • Adolf Hermann Glattfelder
    • 3
  1. 1.LAAS-CNRSToulouse cedex 4France
  2. 2.LAAS-CNRSToulouse cedex 4France
  3. 3.ETH Zürich Dept.Informationstechnol./ElektInst. AutomatikZürichSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-37009-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-37010-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0170-8643
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