Dual-rate Digital Controller Design for Continuous-time Linear Systems

  • Park, Poo-Gyeon (Electronic and Electrical Engineering Pohang Univ. of Sci. and Tech.) ;
  • Ko, Jeong-Wan (Electronic and Electrical Engineering Pohang Univ. of Sci. and Tech.)
  • Published : 2003.10.22


The lifting technique is a standard control procedure that is commonly applied to dual-rate systems, where a critical difficulty is that care must be taken so that the resulting equivalent system preserves the causality constraint between the control signal and the measured output. To overcome this difficulty, the most attractive result has been suggested by defining control time sequences as the union of sample and hold time sequences. However, the sacrifice of regular control period scheme results in some serious disadvantages; restrictions on the implementation to hardware and the corresponding inefficient control scheme. On the contrary, this paper proposes a novel dual-rate control technique, which redescribes the system as a control-rate-based system having regular control period and designs the controller, with no causality constraint, through Linear Matrix Inequality (LMI) formulation.