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ON THE STABILITY OF OUTPUT FEEDBACK PREDICTIVE CONTROL FOR SYSTEMS WITH INPUT NONLINEARITY

Institute of Automation, Hebei University of Technology, Tianjin, 300130, P.R. China.
Asian Journal of Control (Impact Factor: 1.41). 08/2004; 6(3):388 - 397. DOI: 10.1111/j.1934-6093.2004.tb00214.x

ABSTRACT For input saturated Hammerstein systems, a two-step output feedback predictive control (TSOFPC) scheme is adopted. A receding horizon state observer is chosen, the gain matrix of which has a form similar to the linear control law. Through application of Lyapunov's stability theory, the closed-loop stability for this kind of system is analyzed. The intermediate variable may or may not be available in real applications, and these two cases are considered separately in this paper. Furthermore, the domain of attraction for this kind of system is discussed, and we prove that it can be tuned to be arbitrarily large if the system matrix is semi-stable. The stability results are validated by means of an example simulation.

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