Research on Gain Scheduling: Quiet Past.
Noisy Present! Symphonic Future?
Wilson J. Rugh
E.J. Schaefer Professor of Electrical Engineering
Johns Hopkins University
After decades of silence on the subject, the academic
research community in the 1990's has taken up the topic
of gain scheduling for nonlinear control design
with increasing interest. This has
led to the formalization and clarification of some old
ideas in gain scheduling, and to some new ideas that
are making their way into practice.
After a review of some early examples
of gain-scheduled control, a number of current and future
research directions will be discussed.