Da-Wei Gu has held lecturing positions at Shanhai Jiao Tong and Oxford Universities and is now a Reader in Leicester. He has been involved in many industrial projects, mainly in the aerospace and manufacturing sectors. He is the co-author of Perturbation Theory for Matrix Equations (North-Holland/Elsevier) 0-444-51315-9 in addition to his over 120 refereed journal and conference papers. Doctor Gu received a prestigious JSPS fellowship from the Japanese Government in 1997. He is a founder member of NICONET, the EU network for reliable software for control engineering. Doctor Gu is a Chartered Engineer and a member of the IEE.
Part I: Basic Methods and Theory.- Introduction.- Modelling of Uncertain Systems.- Robust Design Specifications.- H-Infinity Design.- H-Infinity Loop Shaping Design Procedures.- u Analysis and Synthesis.- Lower-order Controllers.- Part II: Design Examples.- Robust Control of a Mass-Damper-Spring System.- A Triple Inverted Pendulum Control System Design.- Robust Control of a Hard Disk Drive.- Robust Control of a Distillation Column.- Robust Control of a Rocket.- Robust Control of a Flexible-link Manipulator.