# scipy.linalg.solve_continuous_are¶

scipy.linalg.solve_continuous_are(a, b, q, r, e=None, s=None, balanced=True)[source]

Solves the continuous-time algebraic Riccati equation (CARE).

The CARE is defined as

$X A + A^H X - X B R^{-1} B^H X + Q = 0$

The limitations for a solution to exist are :

• All eigenvalues of $$A$$ on the right half plane, should be controllable.
• The associated hamiltonian pencil (See Notes), should have eigenvalues sufficiently away from the imaginary axis.

Moreover, if e or s is not precisely None, then the generalized version of CARE

$E^HXA + A^HXE - (E^HXB + S) R^{-1} (B^HXE + S^H) + Q = 0$

is solved. When omitted, e is assumed to be the identity and s is assumed to be the zero matrix with sizes compatible with a and b respectively.

Parameters: a : (M, M) array_like Square matrix b : (M, N) array_like Input q : (M, M) array_like Input r : (N, N) array_like Nonsingular square matrix e : (M, M) array_like, optional Nonsingular square matrix s : (M, N) array_like, optional Input balanced : bool, optional The boolean that indicates whether a balancing step is performed on the data. The default is set to True. x : (M, M) ndarray Solution to the continuous-time algebraic Riccati equation. LinAlgError For cases where the stable subspace of the pencil could not be isolated. See Notes section and the references for details.

solve_discrete_are
Solves the discrete-time algebraic Riccati equation

Notes

The equation is solved by forming the extended hamiltonian matrix pencil, as described in , $$H - \lambda J$$ given by the block matrices

[ A    0    B ]             [ E   0    0 ]
[-Q  -A^H  -S ] - \lambda * [ 0  E^H   0 ]
[ S^H B^H   R ]             [ 0   0    0 ]


and using a QZ decomposition method.

In this algorithm, the fail conditions are linked to the symmetry of the product $$U_2 U_1^{-1}$$ and condition number of $$U_1$$. Here, $$U$$ is the 2m-by-m matrix that holds the eigenvectors spanning the stable subspace with 2m rows and partitioned into two m-row matrices. See  and  for more details.

In order to improve the QZ decomposition accuracy, the pencil goes through a balancing step where the sum of absolute values of $$H$$ and $$J$$ entries (after removing the diagonal entries of the sum) is balanced following the recipe given in .

New in version 0.11.0.

References

  (1, 2, 3) P. van Dooren , “A Generalized Eigenvalue Approach For Solving Riccati Equations.”, SIAM Journal on Scientific and Statistical Computing, Vol.2(2), DOI: 10.1137/0902010
  (1, 2) A.J. Laub, “A Schur Method for Solving Algebraic Riccati Equations.”, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems. LIDS-R ; 859. Available online : http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/1301
  (1, 2) P. Benner, “Symplectic Balancing of Hamiltonian Matrices”, 2001, SIAM J. Sci. Comput., 2001, Vol.22(5), DOI: 10.1137/S1064827500367993

Examples

Given a, b, q, and r solve for x:

>>> from scipy import linalg
>>> a = np.array([[4, 3], [-4.5, -3.5]])
>>> b = np.array([, [-1]])
>>> q = np.array([[9, 6], [6, 4.]])
>>> r = 1
>>> x = linalg.solve_continuous_are(a, b, q, r)
>>> x
array([[ 21.72792206,  14.48528137],
[ 14.48528137,   9.65685425]])
>>> np.allclose(a.T.dot(x) + x.dot(a)-x.dot(b).dot(b.T).dot(x), -q)
True


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