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Method of Reduction of Variables for Bilinear Matrix Inequality Problems in System and Control Designs
journal contributionposted on 2023-10-24, 03:06 authored by WY Chiu
Bilinear matrix inequality (BMI) problems in system and control designs are investigated in this paper. A solution method of reduction of variables (MRVs) is proposed. This method consists of a principle of variable classification, a procedure for problem transformation, and a hybrid algorithm that combines deterministic and stochastic search engines. The classification principle is used to classify the decision variables of a BMI problem into two categories: 1) external and 2) internal variables. Theoretical analysis is performed to show that when the classification principle is applicable, a BMI problem can be transformed into an unconstrained optimization problem that has fewer decision variables. Stochastic search and deterministic search are then applied to determine the decision variables of the unconstrained problem externally and explore the internal problem structure, respectively. The proposed method can address feasibility, single-objective, and multiobjective problems constrained by BMIs in a unified manner. A number of numerical examples in system and control designs are provided to validate the proposed methodology. Simulations show that the MRVs can outperform existing BMI solution methods in most benchmark problems and achieve similar levels of performance in the remaining problems.
JournalIEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems
Publication classificationC1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
PublisherIEEE-INST ELECTRICAL ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS INC
Science & TechnologyTechnologyAutomation & Control SystemsComputer Science, CyberneticsComputer ScienceBilinear matrix inequality (BMI)BMI solution methodsmethod of reduction of variables (MRVs)multiobjective BMI problemsspectral abscissa optimizationstatic output feedbackAFFINE FUZZY SYSTEMMULTIOBJECTIVE OPTIMIZATIONPARAMETERIZED LMISGENETIC ALGORITHMPOLE-PLACEMENTSTABILITYSTABILIZATIONILMI10 Reduced Inequalities