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1 Single InputSingle Output
Linear control theory, as taught to undergraduate students, is primarily concerned with Single InputSingle Output (SISO) systems. Many real world systems are linear and while technically Multiple InputMultiple Output (MIMO) the coupled axes are so weakly coupled that the coupling can be neglected. As a result the system can be approximated as SISO. An example of this the hovering helicopter where at hover the pitch attitude and horizontal speed can be decoupled because they should both be nearly zero minimizing any coupling between them.
SISO systems are typically less complex than MIMO systems. Usually, it is also easier to make order of magnitude or trending predictions "on the fly" or "back of the envelope". MIMO systems have too many interactions for most of us to trace through them quickly, thoroughly, and effectively in our heads.
Frequency domain techniques for analysis and controller design dominate SISO control system theory. Bode, Nyquist, Nichols, and root locus are the usual tools for SISO system analysis. Controllers can be designed through the polynomial design, root locus design methods to name just 2 of the more popular. Often SISO controllers will be PI, PID, or LeadLag.
What follows are some design goals to keep in mind.
2 Big Picture
Goal
Design the prefilter (W) and controller (K) on the basis of a nominal model for the plant such that the feedback system exhibits the following properties:
 Stability: if the system is perturbed then the system will return to equilibrium
 Small tracking error
 Good low frequency command following
 Good low frequency disturbance attenuation
 Good high frequency noise attenuation
Note
The stated goals must be achieved in the presence of the following sources of uncertainty
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Pages in category "SISO"
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