chapter  3
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The multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) synthesis problem is converted into a number of single-loop feedback problems in which parameter uncertainty, crosscoupling effects, and system performance tolerances are derived from the original MIMO problem. The solutions to these single-loop problems represent a solution to the MIMO plant. It is not necessary to consider the complete system characteristic equation. The design is tuned to the extent of the uncertainty and the performance tolerances. In Chapter 5 the development of a suitable mapping is presented that permits the analysis and synthesis of a MIMO control system having m inputs and m outputs by a set of m2 equivalent single-loop multiple-input single-output (MISO) control systems.