Robust Control of a Cable From a Hyperbolic Partial Differential Equation Model

Lucie C Baudouin, Aude Rondepierre, Simon Neild

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This article presents a detailed study of the robust control of a cable's vibrations, with emphasis on considering a model of infinite dimension. Indeed, using a partial differential equation model of the vibrations of an inclined cable with sag, we are interested in studying the application of H∞-robust feedback control to this infinite dimensional system. The approach relies on Riccati equations to stabilize the system under measurement feedback when it is subjected to external disturbances. Henceforth, this article focuses on the construction of a standard linear infinite dimensional state space description of the cable under consideration before writing its approximation of finite dimension and studying the H∞ feedback control of vibrations with partial observation of the state in both cases. The closed-loop system is numerically simulated to illustrate the effectiveness of the resulting control law.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology
Early online date9 Feb 2018
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 9 Feb 2018


  • Aerospace electronics
  • Boundary conditions
  • Cable
  • Dynamics
  • Mathematical model
  • measurement feedback
  • partial differential equations (PDEs)
  • Robust control
  • robust control
  • state-space model.
  • Tendons
  • Vibrations


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