Kybernetika 34 no. 6, 625-634, 1998

The finite inclusions theorem: a tool for robust design

Theodore E. Djaferis


Methods for robust controller design, are an invaluable tool in the hands of the control engineer. Several methodologies been developed over the years and have been successfully applied for the solution of specific robust design problems. One of these methods, is based on the Finite Inclusions Theorem (FIT) and exploits properties of polynomials. This has led to the development of FIT-based algorithms for robust stabilization, robust asymptotic tracking and robust noise attenuation design. In this paper, we consider SISO systems with parameter uncertainty and show how FIT can be used to develop algorithms for robust phase margin design.