Acknowledgments

Professor Andy Packard is with the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley. His research interests include robustness issues in control analysis and design, linear algebra and numerical algorithms in control problems, applications of system theory to aerospace problems, flight control, and control of fluid flow.

Professor Gary Balas is with the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering & Mechanics at the University of Minnesota and is president of MUSYN Inc. His research interests include aerospace control systems, both experimental and theoretical.

Dr. Michael Safonov is with the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at the University of Southern California. His research interests include control and decision theory.

Dr. Richard Chiang is employed by Boeing Satellite Systems, El Segundo, CA. He is a Boeing Technical Fellow and has been working in the aerospace industry over 25 years. In his career, Richard has designed 3 flight control laws, 12 spacecraft attitude control laws, and 3 large space structure vibration controllers, using modern robust control theory and the tools he built in this toolbox. His research interests include robust control theory, model reduction, and in-flight system identification. Working in industry instead of academia, Richard serves a unique role in our team, bridging the gap between theory and reality.

The linear matrix inequality (LMI) portion of Robust Control Toolbox™ software was developed by these two authors:

Dr. Pascal Gahinet is employed by MathWorks. His research interests include robust control theory, linear matrix inequalities, numerical linear algebra, and numerical software for control.

Professor Arkadi Nemirovski is with the Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management at Technion, Haifa, Israel. His research interests include convex optimization, complexity theory, and nonparametric statistics.

The structured H synthesis (hinfstruct) portion of Robust Control Toolbox software was developed by the following author in collaboration with Pascal Gahinet:

Professor Pierre Apkarian is with ONERA (The French Aerospace Lab) and the Institut de Mathématiques at Paul Sabatier University, Toulouse, France. His research interests include robust control, LMIs, mathematical programming, and nonsmooth optimization techniques for control.