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Abstract: This paper presents a simple but effective method for finding a robust output feedback controller via a random search algorithm. The convergence of this algorithm can be guaranteed. Moreover, the probability to find a solution as well as the number of random trials can be estimated. The robustness of the closed-loop system is improved by the minimization of a given cost function reflecting the performance of the controller for a set of plants. Simulation studies are used to demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed method.


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