Anti-windup compensation and the control of input constrained systems

MC Turner, G Herrmann, I Postlethwaite

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This chapter introduces the problem of input saturation in systems which are otherwise linear. It is demonstrated how input saturation may cause such systems to exhibit undesirable behaviour. The notion of anti-windup compensators is introduced, followed by a detailed description of a typical anti-windup problem and an effective design procedure. The chapter also tries to emphasize the roll of various nonlinear stability and performance concepts such as Lyapunov stability, sector-boundedness and L2 gain.
Translated title of the contributionAnti-windup compensation and the control of input constrained systems
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMathematical Methods for Robust and Nonlinear Control
EditorsM. C. Turner, D. G. Bates
PublisherSpringer London
Pages143 - 173
Number of pages31
ISBN (Print)9781848000247
Publication statusPublished - 2007

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences


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