Iterative Learning Control

An Optimization Paradigm

  • David H.¬†Owens

Part of the Advances in Industrial Control book series (AIC)

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About this book


This book develops a coherent theoretical approach to algorithm design for iterative learning control based on the use of optimization concepts. Concentrating initially on linear, discrete-time systems, the author gives the reader access to theories based on either signal or parameter optimization. Although the two approaches are shown to be related in a formal mathematical sense, the text presents them separately because their relevant algorithm design issues are distinct and give rise to different performance capabilities.

Together with algorithm design, the text demonstrates that there are new algorithms that are capable of incorporating input and output constraints, enable the algorithm to reconfigure systematically in order to meet the requirements of different reference signals and also to support new algorithms for local convergence of nonlinear iterative control. Simulation and application studies are used to illustrate algorithm properties and performance in systems like gantry robots and other electromechanical and/or mechanical systems.

Iterative Learning Control will interest academics and graduate students working in control who will find it a useful reference to the current status of a powerful and increasingly popular method of control. The depth of background theory and links to practical systems will be of use to engineers responsible for precision repetitive processes.

Advances in Industrial Control aims to report and encourage the transfer of technology in control engineering. The rapid development of control technology has an impact on all areas of the control discipline. The series offers an opportunity for researchers to present an extended exposition of new work in all aspects of industrial control.


Control Applications Control Engineering Control Theory Iterative Learning Control Parameter Optimization Signal Optimization

Authors and affiliations

  • David H.¬†Owens
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  1. 1.University of SheffieldSheffieldUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4471-6770-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-6772-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1430-9491
  • Series Online ISSN 2193-1577
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