Robust integral control of port-Hamiltonian systems: The case of non-passive outputs with unmatched disturbances

Romeo Ortega, Jose Guadalupe Romero
2012 Systems & control letters (Print)  
Regulation of passive outputs of nonlinear systems can be easily achieved with an integral control (IC). In many applications, however, the signal of interest is not a passive output and ensuring its regulation remains an open problem. Also, IC of passive systems rejects constant input disturbances, but no similar property can be ensured if the disturbance is not matched. In this paper we address the aforementioned problems and propose a procedure to design robust ICs for port-Hamiltonian
more » ... , that characterize the behavior of a large class of physical systems. Necessary and sufficient conditions for the solvability of the problem, in terms of some rank and controllability properties of the linearized system, are provided. For a class of fully actuated mechanical systems, a globally asymptotically stabilizing solution is given.
doi:10.1016/j.sysconle.2011.09.015 fatcat:nyeqesrlybg63j4jpimr4ij7cy