Reference Governor for Constrained Piecewise Affine Systems
Journal article, 2009

We present a methodology for designing reference tracking controllers for constrained, discrete-time piecewise affine systems. The approach follows the idea of reference governor techniques where the desired set-point is filtered by a system called the “reference governor”. Based on the system current state, set-point, and prescribed constraints, the reference governor computes a new set-point for a low-level controller so that the state and input constraints are satisfied and convergence to the original set-point is guaranteed. In this note we show how to design a reference governor for constrained piecewise affine systems by using polyhedral invariant sets, reachable sets, multiparametric programming and dynamic programming techniques.

Process Control

Model Predictive Control


Francesco Borrelli

University of California

Paolo Falcone

Chalmers, Signals and Systems, Systems and control, Mechatronics

Jaroslav Pekar

Honeywell Prague Laboratory

E. Greg Stewart

Honeywell Process Solutions

Journal of Process Control

0959-1524 (ISSN)

Vol. 19 8 1229-1237

Subject Categories

Control Engineering



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