Disturbance-Observer-Based Robust H Switching Tracking Control for Near Space Interceptor

  • Guo, Chao (School of Automation, Northwestern Polytechnical University) ;
  • Liang, Xiao-Geng (Luoyang Optoelectro Technology Development Center)
  • Received : 2014.01.03
  • Accepted : 2014.05.08
  • Published : 2014.06.30


A novel robust $H_{\infty}$ switching tracking control design method with disturbance observer is proposed for the near space interceptor (NSI) with aerodynamic fins and reaction jets. Initially, the flight envelop of the NSI is divided into small subregions, and a slow-fast loop polytopic linear parameter varying (LPV) model is proposed, to approximate the nonlinear dynamic of the NSI, based on the Jacobian linearization and Tensor-Product (T-P) model transformation approach. A disturbance observer is then constructed, to estimate the modeled disturbance. Subsequently, based on the descriptor system method, a robust switching controller is developed, to ensure that the closed-loop descriptor system is stable with a desired $H_{\infty}$ disturbance attenuation level. Furthermore, the outcome of the proposed switching tracking control problem is formulated as a set of linear matrix inequalities (LMIs). Finally, simulation results demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed design method.


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