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Proportional-integral-plus (PIP) control of time delay systems

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>1998
<mark>Journal</mark>Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part I: Journal of Systems and Control Engineering
Issue number1
Number of pages12
Pages (from-to)37-48
<mark>Original language</mark>English


The paper shows that the digital proportional-integral-plus (PIP) controller formulated within the context of non-minimum state space (NMSS) control system design methodology is directly equivalent, under certain non-restrictive pole assignment conditions, to the equivalent digital Smith predictor (SP) control system for time delay systems. This allows SP controllers to be considered within the context of NMSS state variable feedback control, so that optimal design methods can be exploited to enhance the performance of the SP controller. Alternatively, since the PIP design strategy provides a more flexible approach, which subsumes the SP controller as one option, it provides a superior basis for general control system design. The paper also discusses the robustness and disturbance response characteristics of the two PIP control structures that emerge from the analysis and demonstrates the efficacy of the design methods through simulation examples and the design of a climate control system for a large horticultural glasshouse system.