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Robust tube MPC using gain-scheduled policies for a class of LPV systems
  • James Fleming,
  • Qusay Hawari
James Fleming

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Qusay Hawari


This paper presents a method for robust model predictive control (MPC) of linear parameter varying (LPV) systems considering control policies that are affine functions of the parameter, which is possible when only the 'A' and not the 'B' matrix depends on the uncertain parameter (LPV-A systems). This is less conservative than previous formulations in which the policy is restricted to perturbations on a feedback law, as it includes such policies as a special case. State and input constraints are handled efficiently by bounding predicted states in a sequence of polyhedra (i.e. tube MPC), that are parameterised by variables in the online optimisation. The resulting controller can be implemented by online solution of a single quadratic programming problem and can exploit rate bounds on the LPV parameters, which requires a pre-processing step at each iteration. Recursive feasibility and exponential stability are proven and the approach is compared to existing methods in numerical examples drawn from other publications, showing reduced conservatism and improved regions of attraction.
22 May 2024Submitted to TechRxiv
30 May 2024Published in TechRxiv