# hinfsyn

Compute H-infinity optimal controller

## Syntax

## Description

`[`

computes a stabilizing `K`

,`CL`

,`gamma`

] = hinfsyn(`P`

,`nmeas`

,`ncont`

)*H*_{∞}-optimal controller
`K`

for the plant `P`

. The plant has a partitioned
form

$$\left[\begin{array}{c}z\\ y\end{array}\right]=\left[\begin{array}{cc}{P}_{11}& {P}_{12}\\ {P}_{21}& {P}_{22}\end{array}\right]\left[\begin{array}{c}w\\ u\end{array}\right],$$

where:

*w*represents the disturbance inputs.*u*represents the control inputs.*z*represents the error outputs to be kept small.*y*represents the measurement outputs provided to the controller.

`nmeas`

and `ncont`

are the number of signals in
*y* and *u*, respectively. *y* and
*u* are the last outputs and inputs of `P`

,
respectively. `hinfsyn`

returns a controller `K`

that
stabilizes `P`

and has the same number of states. The closed-loop system
`CL`

` = lft(P,K)`

achieves the performance level
`gamma`

, which is the *H*_{∞} norm
of `CL`

(see `hinfnorm`

).

`[`

calculates a controller for the target performance level `K`

,`CL`

,`gamma`

] = hinfsyn(`P`

,`nmeas`

,`ncont`

,`gamTry`

)`gamTry`

.
Specifying `gamTry`

can be useful when the optimal controller performance
is better than you need for your application. In that case, a less-than-optimal controller
can have smaller gains and be more numerically well-conditioned. If
`gamTry`

is not achievable, `hinfsyn`

returns
`[]`

for `K`

and `CL`

, and
`Inf`

for `gamma`

.

`[`

searches the range `K`

,`CL`

,`gamma`

] = hinfsyn(`P`

,`nmeas`

,`ncont`

,`gamRange`

)`gamRange`

for the best achievable performance.
Specify the range with a vector of the form `[gmin,gmax]`

. Limiting the
search range can speed up computation by reducing the number of iterations performed by
`hinfsyn`

to test different performance levels.

`[`

specifies additional computation options. To create `K`

,`CL`

,`gamma`

] = hinfsyn(___,`opts`

)`opts`

, use `hinfsynOptions`

.
Specify `opts`

after all other input arguments.

## Examples

## Input Arguments

## Output Arguments

## More About

## Tips

`hinfsyn`

gives you state-feedback gains and observer gains that you can use to express the controller in observer form. The observer form of the controller`K`

is:$$\begin{array}{c}d{x}_{e}=A{x}_{e}+{B}_{1}{w}_{e}+{B}_{2}u+{L}_{x}e\\ u={K}_{u}{x}_{e}+{L}_{u}e\\ {w}_{e}={K}_{w}{x}_{e}.\end{array}$$

Here,

*w*is an estimate of the worst-case perturbation and the innovation term_{e}*e*is given by:$$e=y-{C}_{2}{x}_{e}-{D}_{21}{w}_{e}-{D}_{22}u.$$

`hinfsyn`

returns the state-feedback gains*K*and_{u}*K*and the observer gains_{w}*L*and_{x}*L*as fields in the_{u}`info`

output argument.You can use this form of the controller for gain scheduling in Simulink

^{®}. To do so, tabulate the plant matrices and the controller gain matrices as a function of the scheduling variables using the Matrix Interpolation (Simulink) block. Then, use the observer form of the controller to update the controller variables as the scheduling variables change.

## Algorithms

By default, `hinfsyn`

uses the two-Riccati formulae
([1],[2]) with loop shifting
[3]. You can use
`hinfsynOptions`

to change to an LMI-based method
([4],[5],[6]). You can also
specify a maximum-entropy method. In that method, `hinfsyn`

returns the
*H*_{∞} controller that maximizes an entropy
integral relating to the point `S0`

. For continuous-time systems, this
integral is:

$$\text{Entropy=}\frac{{\gamma}^{2}}{2\pi}{\displaystyle {\int}_{-\infty}^{\infty}\mathrm{ln}|\mathrm{det}I-{\gamma}^{-2}{T}_{{y}_{1}{u}_{1}}(j\omega {)}^{\prime}{T}_{{y}_{1}{u}_{1}}(j\omega )|}\left[\frac{{s}_{o}{}^{2}}{{s}_{0}{}^{2}+{\omega}^{2}}\right]d\omega $$

where $${T}_{{y}_{1}{u}_{1}}$$ is the closed-loop transfer function `CL`

. A similar
integral is used for discrete-time systems.

For all methods, the function uses a standard *γ*-iteration technique to
determine the optimal value of the performance level *γ*.
*γ*-iteration is a *bisection algorithm* that starts
with high and low estimates of *γ* and iterates on *γ*
values to approach the optimal *H*_{∞} control
design.

At each value of *γ*, the algorithm tests a *γ* value to
determine whether a solution exists. In the Riccati-based method, the algorithm computes the
smallest performance level for which the stabilizing Riccati solutions *X* =
*X*_{∞}/*γ* and *Y* =
*Y*_{∞}/*γ* exist. For any *γ* greater than that performance level and
in the range `gamRange`

, the algorithm evaluates the central controller
formulas (*K* formulas) and checks the closed-loop stability of ```
CL =
lft(P,K)
```

. This step is equivalent to verifying the conditions:

`min(eig(X)) ≥ 0`

`min(eig(Y)) ≥ 0`

`rho(XY)`

< 1, where the spectral radius`rho(XY) = max(abs(eig(XY)))`

A *γ* that meets these conditions *passes*. The
stopping criterion for the bisection algorithm requires the relative difference between the
last *γ* value that failed and the last *γ* value that
passed be less than 0.01. (You can change this criterion using
`hinfsynOptions`

.) `hinfsyn`

returns the controller
corresponding to the smallest tested *γ* value that passes. For discrete-time
controllers, the algorithm performs additional computations to construct the feedthrough
matrix *D _{K}*.

Use the `Display`

option of `hinfsynOptions`

to make
`hinfsyn`

display values showing which of the conditions are satisfied
for each *γ* value tested.

The algorithm works best when the following conditions are satisfied by the plant:

*D*_{12}and*D*_{21}have full rank.$$\left[\begin{array}{cc}A-j\omega I& {B}_{2}\\ {C}_{1}& {D}_{12}\end{array}\right]$$ has full column rank for all

*ω*∊*R*.$$\left[\begin{array}{cc}A-j\omega I& {B}_{1}\\ {C}_{2}& {D}_{21}\end{array}\right]$$ has full row rank for all

*ω*∊*R*.

When these rank conditions do not hold, the controller may have undesirable properties. If
*D*_{12} and
*D*_{21} are not full rank, then the
*H*_{∞} controller `K`

might
have large high-frequency gain. If either of the latter two rank conditions does not hold at
some frequency *ω*, the controller might have very lightly damped poles near
that frequency.

## References

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stabilizing controllers that satisfy an H_{∞} norm bound and
relations to risk sensitivity." *Systems & Control Letters*, Vol. 11,
Number 8, 1988, pp. 167–172.

[2] Doyle, J.C., K. Glover, P. Khargonekar, and B. Francis.
"State-space solutions to standard H_{2} and
H_{∞} control problems." *IEEE Transactions on
Automatic Control*, Vol 34, Number 8, August 1989, pp. 831–847.

[3] Safonov, M.G., D.J.N. Limebeer, and R.Y. Chiang. "Simplifying the
H_{∞} Theory via Loop Shifting, Matrix Pencil and Descriptor
Concepts." *Int. J. Contr.*, Vol. 50, Number 6, 1989, pp. 2467-2488.

[4] Packard, A., K. Zhou, P. Pandey, J. Leonhardson, and G. Balas.
"Optimal, constant I/O similarity scaling for full-information and state-feedback problems."
*Systems & Control Letters*, Vol. 19, Number 4, 1992, pp. 271–280.

[5] Gahinet, P., and P. Apkarian. "A linear matrix inequality approach
to H_{∞}-control." *Int. J. Robust and Nonlinear
Control*, Vol. 4, Number. 4, 1994, pp. 421–448.

[6] Iwasaki, T., and R.E. Skelton. "All controllers for the general
H_{∞}-control problem: LMI existence conditions and state space
formulas." *Automatica*, Vol. 30, Number 8, 1994, pp. 1307–1317.

## Version History

**Introduced before R2006a**