Robust Control Engineering: Practical QFT Solutions

Mario Garcia-Sanz

June 16, 2017 by CRC Press
Textbook - 556 Pages
ISBN 9781138032071 - CAT# K30687


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    • Covers the fundamentals of the QFT robust control and its application to a variety of problems, including nonlinear cases and multi-input multi-output systems.
    • Includes a collection of over 50 detailed real-world case studies and examples developed for industry and space agencies.
    • Utilizes the QFT Control Toolbox (QFTCT) for MATLAB, developed by the author, for problems and projects presented in each chapter.
    • The material has been extensively classroom-tested in undergraduate and graduate courses at universities worldwide.
    • As one of the most practical design methods available, QFT deals with model uncertainty and multi-objective specifications and gives solutions from classical PID to advanced controllers.


    This book thoroughly covers the fundamentals of the QFT robust control, as well as practical control solutions, for unstable, time-delay, non-minimum phase or distributed parameter systems, plants with large model uncertainty, high-performance specifications, nonlinear components, multi-input multi-output characteristics or asymmetric topologies. The reader will discover practical applications through a collection of fifty successful, real world case studies and projects, in which the author has been involved during the last twenty-five years, including commercial wind turbines, wastewater treatment plants, power systems, satellites with flexible appendages, spacecraft, large radio telescopes, and industrial manufacturing systems. Furthermore, the book presents problems and projects with the popular QFT Control Toolbox (QFTCT) for MATLAB, which was developed by the author.