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IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control

Issue 3 • June 1975

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  • [Front cover and table of contents]

    Publication Year: 1975, Page(s): 0
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  • Editorial: Some goals for the transactions

    Publication Year: 1975, Page(s): 309
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  • Routh approximations for reducing order of linear, time-invariant systems

    Publication Year: 1975, Page(s):329 - 337
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    A new method of approximating the transfer function of a high-order linear system by one of lower order is proposed. Called the "Routh approximation method" because it is based on an expansion that uses the Routh table of the original transfer function, the method has a number of useful properties: if the original transfer function is stable, then all approximants are stable; the sequence of appro... View full abstract»

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  • Decoupling and data sensitivity

    Publication Year: 1975, Page(s):338 - 344
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    For the perturbed systemdot{x} = (A_{0} + delta A)x + (B_{0} + delta B)u, z_{i} = D_{i}x, iin k, constructive necessary and sufficient conditions are given, that the decoupling problem, when solved via extension for the nominal dataA_{0}, B_{0}, D_{i}, iin k, remains solved when the perturbationsdelta Aanddelta Bare sufficiently small. View full abstract»

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  • An approximation method for estimation in linear systems with parameter uncertainty

    Publication Year: 1975, Page(s):354 - 359
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    Estimation of the state variables of a linear system with parameter uncertainties is performed using an asymptotically unbiased linear minimum-variance recursive estimator in continuous time. Estimates of the parameters can be obtained simultaneously, but are found to be biased. By augmenting additional linear dynamic equations which represent an asymptotic expansion in the unknown parameters, a l... View full abstract»

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  • Optimal continuous finite preview problem

    Publication Year: 1975, Page(s):362 - 365
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    This short paper deals with the preview problem, in which a controller can use future information as well as present and past information in deciding the control. The problem of following command signals is considered for the continuous time system. It is assumed that the controller can make use of the finite preview information with respect to command signal from the present timetup to... View full abstract»

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  • A method for unbiased parameter estimation by means of the equation error input covariance

    Publication Year: 1975, Page(s):372 - 378
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    A method for obtaining an unbiased estimate of the finiteq-dimensional parameter vector defining a time-invariant linear dynamical system in the presence of noise is described. The system is excited by a stationary mean-square bounded process. The method is based on anr geq qparameter "equation error" and is presented in continuous time. The equation error input covariance (E... View full abstract»

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  • A piecewise-closed form algorithm for a family of minmax and vector criteria problems

    Publication Year: 1975, Page(s):381 - 385
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    This short paper describes the theory and a new algorithm for computing the parameterized solution to a family of minmax problems(MMP):min{uin U} max{iin I} J_{i}(u,z), zinZ. The fact that MMP may be solved indirectly by looking for the saddle point ofsum_{iin I}c_{i}J_{i} (u,z)enables an important special class of MMP to be reduced by analytic manipulation into a family of i... View full abstract»

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  • Decoupling and disturbance rejection

    Publication Year: 1975, Page(s):399 - 401
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    For the linear multivariable systemdot{x} = Ax + Bu + Er, z_{i} = D_{i}x(i in k), x in X, with disturbanceGamma(cdot), it is shown that the decoupling problem and disturbance rejection problem are simultaneously solvable, so as to yield a stable closed-loop system, if and only ifIm(E)subset V_{g}^{*}andR_{i}^{*} + ker D_{i} = X, i in k. Here... View full abstract»

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  • L_{2}-stability of a class of nonstationary feedback systems with dynamical nonlinear subsystems

    Publication Year: 1975, Page(s):412 - 415
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    A class of feedback systems, consisting of dynamical non-linear subsystems which arise in many diverse control applications, is analyzed for L2-stability. It is shown that, although a transformation of these systems to the familiar Lur'e configuration does not seem to be possible, a one-to-one correspondence may be effected between the stability properties of these and the Lur'e systems... View full abstract»

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  • The design of stochastic sampled data control systems containing a discrete actuator

    Publication Year: 1975, Page(s):422 - 423
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    A numerical method is outlined for synthesizing optimum impulse compensators in the mean-square error sense for feedback systems containing a coarse quantization actuator element where thesigma/qratio must be specified not only to ensure a valid estimate of the quantization error but also to limit the delay errors caused by the finite rate of actuator operation. View full abstract»

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  • A sufficient condition fornspecified eigenvalues to be assigned under constant output feedback

    Publication Year: 1975, Page(s):428 - 429
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    A sufficient condition forn(n-dimension of the state vector) specified eigenvalues to be assigned under the use of constant output feedback is derived. The form of the output feedback constant gain matrix which results in the above eigenvalue assignment is also established. View full abstract»

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  • On eigenvalues of complex matrices in a sector

    Publication Year: 1975, Page(s): 433
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    It is shown that the test to determine whether all eigenvalues of a complex matrix of ordernlie in a certain sector can be replaced by an equivalent test to find whether all eigenvalues of a real matrix of order4nlie in the left haft plane. View full abstract»

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  • On the calculation of matrix polynomials

    Publication Year: 1975, Page(s):435 - 437
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    The purpose of this note is to prove a theorem which permits the calculation of the vector b without the necessity of transforming the matrix A into the Jordan form for the Cayley-Hamilton theorem. The only requirement is the calculation of the characteristic polynomial of the matrix A, which may be easily done using the existing computational procedures. The author includes a computer program lis... View full abstract»

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  • Comments on "Parameter identification and control of linear discrete-time systems"

    Publication Year: 1975, Page(s):442 - 443
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    A new proof of convergence of the stochastic approximation algorithm for parameter identification of closed-loop linear discrete-time control systems is proposed. This algorithm relates very effectively in terms of a sufficient condition the stability properties of the closed-loop system with the convergence of the identification algorithms, which were previously treated independently. View full abstract»

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  • Comments on "Asymmetric non-mean-square error criteria"

    Publication Year: 1975, Page(s):443 - 444
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  • Comments on "Luenberger's canonical form revisited

    Publication Year: 1975, Page(s):444 - 445
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    Results similar to those presented in the above paper have previously been developed for a slightly different version of Luenberger's canonical form. These results are summarized herein to provide an alternate canonical form that can be used for system identification. For certain applications, such as observer design, the canonical form presented is particularly well suited. Both canonical forms p... View full abstract»

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  • Comments on "Order assumption and singularity of information matrix for pulse transfer function models"

    Publication Year: 1975, Page(s):445 - 447
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    In this note it is investigated how the model order influences the singularity of the information matrix and how this singularity is related to identifiability of the system. The propositions given in [5] are made more stringent, generalized, and proven. View full abstract»

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  • [Back cover]

    Publication Year: 1975, Page(s): 0
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  • Optimum inventory and product quality control with deterministic and stochastic deterioration--An application of distributed parameters control systems

    Publication Year: 1975, Page(s):407 - 412
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    Inventory models with deterministic and stochastic deterioration rates are given. The first model, assuming deterministic deterioration rates, is a hyperbolic equation while the second one assuming a stochastic deterioration rate is reduced to a parabolic equation of the second order. Optimization of these in inventory models when costs are quadratic yields linear feedback replenishment policies. ... View full abstract»

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  • Bounding estimators for systems with colored noise

    Publication Year: 1975, Page(s):365 - 368
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    Attention has been directed to the problem of estimating the state of a linear dynamic system which has correlated noise. The cross correlations between the random vectors affecting the system are assumed unknown. A linear estimator is developed which bounds the corresponding error covariance matrix for any allowed cross correlation between the random disturbances in the plant and/or in the measur... View full abstract»

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  • Economic optimization of an aquaculture facility

    Publication Year: 1975, Page(s):310 - 319
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    This paper describes mathematical models for different components of aquaculture and applies optimization theory to the design and operation of an aquaculture facility. The state variables are the number of animals in a batch, their average weight, and their cost. The control variables relate to the water temperature, the water recirculation and waste treatment, the space per animal, the amount of... View full abstract»

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  • An adaptive state estimation solution to the maneuvering target problem

    Publication Year: 1975, Page(s):359 - 362
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    A new approach to tracking a maneuvering target is presented. Modeling the randomly varying target as a semi-Markov process and then incorporating the statistics into the design of an adaptive state estimator produced an estimation scheme that greatly reduced the large bias errors that usually appear when a target makes an unexpected, large-scale maneuver. View full abstract»

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  • On the numerical solution of the generalized eigenproblem

    Publication Year: 1975, Page(s):437 - 439
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    An iterative method is suggested for the solution of the generalized eigenproblem. The iteration is shown to possess cubic order of convergence in the case of distinct eigenvalues. The algorithm appears at its best advantage when good starting values are available; engineering applications where this is so are briefly discussed. View full abstract»

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  • Optimal control of discrete-time systems with time-lag controls

    Publication Year: 1975, Page(s):425 - 426
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    Various optimal control problems for discrete-time systems with time-lag controls are discussed. Some of the basic features of this type of system are noted. A simple example is given for illustrative purpose. View full abstract»

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