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Issue 6 • Date Dec. 2002

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  • Award-winning control applications

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):8 - 19
    Cited by:  Papers (13)
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    Virtually all dynamical systems, whether mechanical, electrical, chemical, economic, or social, can be improved with control technology. Most practical implementations, however, still require challenging innovations by designers to fully realize the potential of our diverse methodologies. This article reviews three recent examples of such innovations. View full abstract»

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  • Author Index

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):95 - 96
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  • Subject index

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):96 - 102
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  • A unification between partial stability and stability theory for time-varying systems

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):66 - 75
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    A unification between partial stability theory for autonomous systems and stability theory for nonlinear time-varying systems is presented. These results provide a framework for addressing time-varying systems as a special case of autonomous systems by appending another state to represent time. View full abstract»

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  • Active control of combustion instability: theory and practice

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):37 - 54
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    One of the most successful applications of control technology in fluid systems is in the context of dynamic instability in continuous combustion systems. Models of combustion instability have been derived using both physically based and system-identification-based methods. Optimal, time-delay, and adaptive controllers have been designed using these models and demonstrated to lead to an order of ma... View full abstract»

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  • Loop shaping for iterative control of batch processes

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):55 - 65
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    The article formulates an iterative learning control (ILC) design problem and modal analysis approach in the frequency domain that uses the Fourier transform. Following that, the controller design specifications are formulated in a frequency domain form. Next, the LQ/LTR controller design procedure is presented where the quadratic penalty weights are used to recover the design specifications. Fina... View full abstract»

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  • Analog cellular locomotion control of hexapod robots

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):21 - 36
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    This article discusses analog neural processing structures for artificial locomotion in mechatronic devices. The main inspiration comes from the biological paradigm of the central pattern generator, used to model the neural populations responsible for locomotion planning and control in animals. We start by considering locomotion by legs as a complex spatiotemporal, nonlinear dynamic system, modele... View full abstract»

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