LQG-Balanced Truncation Low-Order Controller for Stabilization of Laminar Flows


Recent theoretical and simulation results have shown that Riccati based feedback can stabilize flows at moderate Reynolds numbers. We extend this established control setup by the method of LQG-balanced truncation. In view of practical implementation, we introduce a controller that bases only on outputs rather than on the full state of the system. Also, we provide a very low dimensional observer so that the control actuation can be computed in an online fashion.

Active Flow and Combustion Control 2014