Modern Linear Control Design

A Time-Domain Approach

  • Paolo Caravani

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 111-114

About this book


This book offers a compact introduction to modern linear control design.  The simplified overview presented of linear time-domain methodology paves the road for the study of more advanced non-linear techniques. Only rudimentary knowledge of linear systems theory is assumed - no use of Laplace transforms or frequency design tools is required. Emphasis is placed on assumptions and logical implications, rather than abstract completeness; on interpretation and physical meaning, rather than theoretical formalism; on results and solutions, rather than derivation or solvability.  The topics covered include transient performance and stabilization via state or output feedback; disturbance attenuation and robust control; regional eigenvalue assignment and constraints on input or output variables; asymptotic regulation and disturbance rejection. Lyapunov theory and Linear Matrix Inequalities (LMI) are discussed as key design methods. All methods are demonstrated with MATLAB to promote practical use and comprehension.


·         Provides a single-source, compact and practical introduction to modern linear control design, including fast and effective design methods;

·         Includes a state-of-the-art overview of time-domain linear methods;

·         Covers methods typically dispersed in numerous books, such as constraints on control variables, control robustness and the Asymptotic Regulation problem;

·         Uses examples from numerous application fields with solutions in MATLAB.


Asymptotic Regulation Control Robustness Control Variables Control and Estimation Linear Matrix Inequalities Modern Linear Control Design Time-domain Linear Control

Authors and affiliations

  • Paolo Caravani
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  1. 1., Electrical and Information EngineeringDEWS - University of L'AquilaL´Aquila (AQ)Italy

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