Continuous-time algebraic Riccati equation solution
[X,L,G] = care(A,B,Q)
[X,L,G] = care(A,B,Q,R,S,E)
[X,L,G,report] = care(A,B,Q,...)
[X1,X2,D,L] = care(A,B,Q,...,'factor')
[X,L,G] = care(A,B,Q) computes the unique solution X of the continuous-time algebraic Riccati equation
The care function also returns the gain matrix, .
[X,L,G] = care(A,B,Q,R,S,E) solves the more general Riccati equation
When omitted, R, S, and E are set to the default values R=I, S=0, and E=I. Along with the solution X, care returns the gain matrix and a vector L of closed-loop eigenvalues, where
[X,L,G,report] = care(A,B,Q,...) returns a diagnosis report with:
-2 when there is no finite stabilizing solution X
The Frobenius norm of the relative residual if X exists and is finite.
This syntax does not issue any error message when X fails to exist.
[X1,X2,D,L] = care(A,B,Q,...,'factor') returns two matrices X1, X2 and a diagonal scaling matrix D such that X = D*(X2/X1)*D.
The vector L contains the closed-loop eigenvalues. All outputs are empty when the associated Hamiltonian matrix has eigenvalues on the imaginary axis.
Solve Algebraic Riccati Equation
you can solve the Riccati equation
a = [-3 2;1 1] b = [0 ; 1] c = [1 -1] r = 3 [x,l,g] = care(a,b,c'*c,r)
This yields the solution
x x = 0.5895 1.8216 1.8216 8.8188
You can verify that this solution is indeed stabilizing by comparing the eigenvalues of a and a-b*g.
[eig(a) eig(a-b*g)] ans = -3.4495 -3.5026 1.4495 -1.4370
Finally, note that the variable l contains the closed-loop eigenvalues eig(a-b*g).
l l = -3.5026 -1.4370
Solve H-infinity ( )-like Riccati Equation
rewrite it in the care format as
You can now compute the stabilizing solution by
B = [B1 , B2] m1 = size(B1,2) m2 = size(B2,2) R = [-g^2*eye(m1) zeros(m1,m2) ; zeros(m2,m1) eye(m2)] X = care(A,B,C'*C,R)
The pair must be stabilizable (that is, all unstable modes are controllable). In addition, the associated Hamiltonian matrix or pencil must have no eigenvalue on the imaginary axis. Sufficient conditions for this to hold are detectable when and , or
 Arnold, W.F., III and A.J. Laub, "Generalized Eigenproblem Algorithms and Software for Algebraic Riccati Equations," Proc. IEEE®, 72 (1984), pp. 1746-1754