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LMI for Feasibility Problem in Optimization

The feasibility problem is to find any feasible solutions for an optimization problem without regard to the objective value. This problem can be considered as a special case of an optimization problem where the objective value is the same for all the feasible solutions. Many optimization problems have to start from a feasible point in the range of all possible solutions. One way is to add a slack variable to the problem in order to relax the feasibility condition. By adding the slack variable the problem any start point would be a feasible solution. Then, the optimization problem is converted to find the minimum value for the slack variable until the feasibility is satisfied.

The SystemEdit

Assume that we have two matrices as follows:



which are matrix functions of variables  .

The DataEdit

Suppose that the matrices   and   are given.

The Optimization ProblemEdit

The optimization problem is to find variables   such that the following constraint is satisfied:


The LMI: LMI for Feasibility ProblemEdit

This optimization problem can be converted to a standard LMI problem by adding a slack variable,  .

The mathematical description for this problem is to minimize   in the following form of the LMI formulation:



In this problem,   and   are decision variables of the LMI problem.

As a result, these variables are determined in the optimization problem such that the minimum value of   is found while the inequality constraint is satisfied.


A link to Matlab codes for this problem in the Github repository:


Related LMIsEdit

LMI for Linear Programming

External LinksEdit

  • [1] - LMI in Control Systems Analysis, Design and Applications

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