Encyclopedia of Systems and Control

2015 Edition
| Editors: John Baillieul, Tariq Samad

Model Building for Control System Synthesis

  • Marco Lovera
  • Francesco Casella
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-5058-9_141


The process of developing control-oriented mathematical models of physical systems is a complex task, which in general implies a careful combination of prior knowledge about the physics of the system under study with information coming from experimental data. In this article the role of mathematical models in control system design and the problem of developing compact control-oriented models are discussed.


Analytical models Computational modeling Continuous-time systems Control-oriented modeling Discrete-time systems Parameter-varying systems Simulation System identification Time-invariant systems Time-varying systems Uncertainty 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marco Lovera
    • 1
  • Francesco Casella
    • 1
  1. 1.Politecnico di MilanoMilanItaly