H -Control Theory

Lectures given at the 2nd Session of the Centro Internazionale Matematico Estivo (C.I.M.E.) held in Como, Italy, June 18-26, 1990

Author: Edoardo Mosca,Luciano Pandolfi

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3540466045

Category: Mathematics

Page: 328

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The fundamental problem in control engineering is to provide robust performance to uncertain plants. H -control theory began in the early eighties as an attempt to lay down rigorous foundations on the classical robust control requirements. It now turns out that H -control theory is at the crossroads of several important directions of research space or polynomial approach to control and classical interpolation theory; harmonic analysis and operator theory; minimax LQ stochastic control and integral equations. The book presents the underlying fundamental ideas, problems and advances through the pen of leading contributors to the field, for graduate students and researchers in both engineering and mathematics. From the Contents: C. Foias: Commutant Lifting Techniques for Computing Optimal H Controllers.- B.A. Francis: Lectures on H Control and Sampled-Data Systems.- J.W. Helton: Two Topics in Systems Engineering Frequency Domain Design and Nonlinear System.- H. Kwakernaak: The Polynomial Approach to H -Optimal Regulation.- J.B. Pearson: A Short Course in l - Optimal Control

European Control Conference 1993

Volume 2

Author: N.A

Publisher: European Control Association

ISBN: 9789036703741

Category: Automatic control

Page: 2388

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Proceedings of the European Control Conference 1993, Groningen, Netherlands, June 28 – July 1, 1993

H∞-Optimal Control and Related Minimax Design Problems

A Dynamic Game Approach

Author: Tamer Başar,Pierre Bernhard

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0817647570

Category: Science

Page: 412

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This book is devoted to one of the fastest developing fields in modern control theory - the so-called H-infinity optimal control theory. The book can be used for a second or third year graduate level course in the subject, and researchers working in the area will find the book useful as a standard reference. Based mostly on recent work of the authors, the book is written on a good mathematical level. Many results in it are original, interesting, and inspirational. The topic is central to modern control and hence this definitive book is highly recommended to anyone who wishes to catch up with important theoretical developments in applied mathematics and control.

Mathematical System Theory

The Influence of R. E. Kalman

Author: Athanasios C. Antoulas

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3662085461

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 605

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Over the past three decades R.E. Kalman has been one of the most influential personalities in system and control theory. His ideas have been instrumental in a variety of areas. This is a Festschrift honoring his 60th birthday. It contains contributions from leading researchers in the field giving an account of the profound influence of his ideas in a number of areas of active research in system and control theory. For example, since their introduction by Kalman in the early 60's, the concepts of controllability and observability of dynamical systems with inputs, have been the corner stone of the great majority of investigations in the field.

Quantitative Process Control Theory

Author: Weidong Zhang

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439855617

Category: Science

Page: 473

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Quantitative Process Control Theory explains how to solve industrial system problems using a novel control system design theory. This easy-to-use theory does not require designers to choose a weighting function and enables the controllers to be designed or tuned for quantitative engineering performance indices such as overshoot. In each chapter, a summary highlights the main problems and results and exercises improve and test your understanding of the material. Mathematical proofs are provided for almost all the results while examples are based on actual situations in industrial plants involving a paper-making machine, heat exchanger, hot strip mill, maglev, nuclear reactor, distillation column/heavy oil fractionator, jacket-cooled reactor, missile, helicopter/plane, and anesthesia. Developed from the author’s many years of research, this book takes a unique, practical approach for efficiently solving single-input and single-output (SISO) and multiple-input and multiple-output (MIMO) control system design issues for quantitative performance indices. With much of the material classroom-tested, the text is suitable for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in engineering, beginning researchers in robust control, and more seasoned engineers wanting to learn new design techniques.

Advanced Topics in Control Systems Theory

Lecture Notes from FAP 2005

Author: Antonio Loría,Françoise Lamnabhi-Lagarrigue

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781846283130

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 289

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This book includes selected contributions by lecturers at the third annual Formation d’Automatique de Paris. It provides a well-integrated synthesis of the latest thinking in nonlinear optimal control, observer design, stability analysis and structural properties of linear systems, without the need for an exhaustive literature review. The internationally known contributors to this volume represent many of the most reputable control centers in Europe.

Control Theory in the Plane

Author: Otomar Hájek

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540852549

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 220

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An important scienti?c innovation rarely makes its way by gradually winning over and converting its opponents. . . What does happen is that its opponents die out and that the growing generation is familiarised with the idea from the beginning. (Max Planck, 1936) Humans have always attempted to in?uence their environment. Indeed, it seems likely that the understanding of aspects of this environment, and its control, whether by trial-and-error or by actual study and analysis, are crucial to the very process of civilisation. As an illustration, boats and ships were used even in pre-history for ?shing, tra- port, discovery, and trade. Small sailing craft are controlled primarily by working the main-sheet and rudder in conjunction. Once mastered, further experimentation (see e. g. the ?fth chapter of the Kon Tiki Expedition, with an entertaining account of the possible use of multiple movable centerboards on a sailing raft) led to a - sic change: keeled hulls and corresponding rigging, which made sailing against the wind possible. This was a relatively recent feature: even the far-voyaging Vikings relied primarily on beachable ships and recourse to oars. It was probably crucial in the west-to-east settlement of Oceania, from Taiwan to Easter Island. A 20th century development is the self-steering device, which regulates boat travel au- matically under mildly varying wind conditions; but this has had a much smaller social impact.