Robust decentralised observer based guaranteed cost control for nonlinear uncertain interconnected systems. Application to multi-machine power systems
This article addresses the problem of a robust decentralised observer based guaranteed cost control for nonlinear interconnected systems with norm bounded time varying parameter uncertainties. Sufficient conditions for the robust stabilisation and the guaranteed cost control performances of the closed-loop system are formulated in an optimisation problem in terms of linear matrix inequalities. Moreover, the designed problem is solved by a proposed iterative algorithm to compute the observer and the control gain matrices, to minimise the upper bound of a prescribed performance index and to maximise the nonlinearity domain, which leave the augmented system stable, despite the emerged uncertainties on the subsystems and on the interconnections between them. An extensive application example of a power system with three interconnected machines is discussed to demonstrate the reliability of the proposed control approach.