We examine an H∞ mixed sensitivity design problem in order to gain an understanding of the pole-zero cancellation phenomenon that is known to occur with such designs. It is shown how the pole-zero cancellation phenomenon is dependent upon the choice of weighting functions used in the problem formulation, and a particular construction of weighting function is given that gives the designer freedom to exploit or prevent the phenomenon. Furthermore, this weighting function is then a mechanism for (partial) pole placement. As a consequence of the construction of this weighting function, it is shown that for a certain class of plant, the Normalized Coprime Factor design procedure of Glover and McFarlane (1989, Robust Controller Design Using Normalized Coprime Factor Plant Descriptions. Springer-Verlag, Berlin) gives rise to (possibly undesirable) pole-zero cancellations. The results are presented for multivariable systems, and are illustrated with a simple design example.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Control and Systems Engineering
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering