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The exact output regulation for Takagi-Sugeno (T-S) fuzzy models depends on two conditions: 1) The local steady-state zero-error manifolds have to be the same for every local subsystem, and 2) the local input matrices have to be the same for every local subsystem included in the T-S fuzzy model. These conditions are difficult to satisfy in general. In this paper, those conditions are relaxed by solving the fuzzy regulation problem directly on the overall T-S fuzzy model, instead of constructing the fuzzy regulator on the basis of linear local controllers. By considering the fuzzy model as a special class of linear time-varying systems, existence conditions are rigorously derived. These new conditions, which can be solved by means of any mathematical software, depend on the solution of a set of symbolic simultaneous linear equations depending on the membership values of the plant and/or the exosystem. Two examples are given to illustrate the construction of the proposed regulator and to validate the improvement that is achieved with the proposed approach.
Date of Publication: April 2012