A Gradient-based Approach for Optimal Plant Controller Co-Design

    •  Wang, Y.-S., Wang, Y., "A Gradient-Based Approach for Optimal Plant Controller Co-Design", American Control Conference (ACC), DOI: 10.1109/​ACC.2015.7171833, July 2015, pp. 3249-3254.
      BibTeX TR2015-061 PDF
      • @inproceedings{Wang2015jul,
      • author = {Wang, Y.-S. and Wang, Y.},
      • title = {A Gradient-Based Approach for Optimal Plant Controller Co-Design},
      • booktitle = {American Control Conference (ACC)},
      • year = 2015,
      • pages = {3249--3254},
      • month = jul,
      • publisher = {IEEE},
      • doi = {10.1109/ACC.2015.7171833},
      • isbn = {978-1-4799-8685-9},
      • url = {}
      • }
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    Control, Optimization, Dynamical Systems


This paper proposes a gradient-based iterative algorithm for optimal co-design of a linear physical plant and a controller. The proposed algorithm does not rely on the common linear parameterization assumption, and thus is applicable to a broader class of problems. The convergence of the algorithm and the verification procedure for a local minimum are given. Numerical examples show that our algorithm is comparable to other complicated algorithms in terms of the performance, but can deal with a more general class of problems.


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