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QFT design for uncertain non-minimum phase and unstable plants revisited

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  • Tj Mechanical Engineering And Machinery
  • Design
  • Mathematics


Design method for uncertain non-minimum phase and unstable plants in the quantitative feedback theory (QFT) developed by Horowitz and Sidi is revisited in this paper. It is illustrated that the existing method may not work since some design rules have not been clearly specified by several examples including non-minimum phase plants and unstable plants. Then stability of a new nominal plant is carefully examined and analysed, and an improved design method is presented. The result in this paper provides mathematical justification of the QFT design procedure for nonminimum phase and unstable plants in Horowitz and Sidi (1978) and Horowitz (1992).

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