This paper re-examines the stability of multi-input multi-output (MIMO) control systems designed using sequential MIMO quantitative feedback theory (QFT). In order to establish the results, recursive design equations for the SISO equivalent plants employed in a sequential MIMO QFT design are established. The equations apply to sequential MIMO QFT designs in both the direct plant domain, which employs the elements of plant in the design, and the inverse plant domain, which employs the elements of the plant inverse in the design. Stability theorems that employ necessary and sufficient conditions for robust closed-loop internal stability are developed for sequential MIMO QFT designs in both domains. The theorems and design equations facilitate less conservative designs and improved design transparency.
Robust Stability of Sequential Multi-input Multi-output Quantitative Feedback Theory Designs
Kerr, M. L., Jayasuriya, S., and Asokanthan, S. F. (May 24, 2004). "Robust Stability of Sequential Multi-input Multi-output Quantitative Feedback Theory Designs." ASME. J. Dyn. Sys., Meas., Control. June 2005; 127(2): 250–256. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.1898233
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