Lab 5: Gain Scheduling
This is lab 5 of 6 in the course
In this lab, students will explore the concept of gain scheduling, a process in which multiple linear controllers are designed for each operating region in a control system. One of the standard approaches in dealing with closed-loop systems is linearizing the system and then using a linear control approach. However, linearizing works in a nominal region, outside of which, the linearized model fails. The control strategy therefore also fails outside this operating region. A solution to this is to use multiple linear models, linearized about different operating points, which is known as gain scheduling.