In this paper, we present a new robust iterative learning control (ILC) design for a class of linear systems in the presence of time-varying parametric uncertainties and additive input/output disturbances. The system model is described by the Markov matrix as an affine function of parametric uncertainties. The robust ILC design is formulated as a minmax problem using a quadratic performance criterion subject to constraints of the control input update. Then, we propose a novel methodology to find a suboptimal solution of the minmax optimization problem. First, we derive an upper bound of the worst-case performance. As a result, the minmax problem is relaxed to become a minimization problem in the form of a quadratic program. Next, the robust ILC design is cast into a convex optimization over linear matrix inequalities (LMIs) which can be easily solved using off-the-shelf optimization solvers. The convergences of the control input and the error are proved. Finally, the robust ILC algorithm is applied to a physical model of a flexible link. The simulation results reveal the effectiveness of the proposed algorithm.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Control and Systems Engineering
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering