On dynamic inversion with rate limitations

J. M. Biannic, L. Burlion, S. Tarbouriech, G. Garcia

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This paper investigates new ways of accounting for saturations in nonlinear dynamic inversion schemes. Because of its high practical interest, the particular case of rate limitations will receive a special attention here. The central contribution of the paper consists of showing how the nonlinear control problem can be rewritten in a standard form, strongly inspired by the robustness analysis framework. More precisely, standard dynamic-inversion-based controllers are viewed in this paper as particular solutions to a more general nonlinear compensation scheme. Various strategies are then proposed to solve the problem, among which multi-channel H design approaches for which new optimization tools were recently made available will play a key role. In a second step, anti-windup optimization is also considered to further improve the control laws. The proposed methodology is illustrated by a realistic aircraft control design example.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2012 American Control Conference, ACC 2012
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781457710957
StatePublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event2012 American Control Conference, ACC 2012 - Montreal, QC, Canada
Duration: Jun 27 2012Jun 29 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings of the American Control Conference
ISSN (Print)0743-1619


Other2012 American Control Conference, ACC 2012
CityMontreal, QC

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


  • Anti-windup
  • Nonlinear dynamic inversion
  • Rate limiters
  • Saturations
  • control


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