Section: Scientific Foundations
Synthesis of reduced complexity controllers
Even though the synthesis of control laws of a given complexity is not a new problem, it is still open, even for finite-dimensional linear systems. Our purpose is to search for good families of “simple” (e.g. low order) controllers for infinite-dimensional dynamical systems. Within our approach, PID candidates are first considered in the team  ,  .
The synthesis of predictive control laws is concerned with the solution of multiparametric optimization problems. Reduced order controller constraints can be viewed as non convex constraints in the synthesis procedure. Such constraints can be taken into account with stochastic algorithms.
Finally, the development of algorithms based on both symbolic computation and numerical methods, and their implementations in dedicated Scilab/Matlab/Maple toolboxes are important issues in the project.