IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control

Issue 4 • August 1981

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  • [Front cover and table of contents]

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s): 0
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  • In memoriam: Rufus P. Isaacs (1914-1981)

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s): 809
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  • Editorial: Survey and tutorial papers

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s): 810
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  • A generalized state-space for singular systems

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):811 - 831
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    Systems of the formEdot{x}=Ax + Bu, y=Cx, withEsingular, are studied. Of particular interest are the impulsive modes that may appear in the free-response of such systems when arbitrary initial conditions are permitted, modes that are associated with natural system frequencies at infinity. A generalized definition of system order that incorporates these impulsive degrees of fr... View full abstract»

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  • A general theory for matrix root-clustering in subregions of the complex plane

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):853 - 863
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    We consider the general problem of root-clustering of a matrix in the complex plane: LetA in C^{n times n}andS subset C. Find the largest class ofSand an algebraic criterion which is necessary and sufficient forlambda_{i}[A] in S, i=1,2,..., n. We introduce two types of regions which constitute the largest class ofSknown to date. The criterion... View full abstract»

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  • On complementary models and fixed-interval smoothing

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):863 - 867
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    A new algorithm is derived for the standard fixed-interval linear smoothing problem in which the signal is generated by a state model. The structure of this new algorithm allows the smoothed estimate to be easily updated in response to a change in the initial state covariance matrixPi_{0}, since, unlike in existing algorifiuns, the relevant Riccati equation is entirely independent of View full abstract»

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  • Efficient time propagation of U-D covariance factors

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):890 - 894
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    Time propagation of the Kalman filter covariance matrix involves an operation of the formPhi P Phi^{T}. For many applicationsPhihas a block triangular structure. When the filter implementation employsU-Dcovariance factorization (i.e., recursions forUandDare used, whereP=UDU^{T}, withUunit upper triangular andDd... View full abstract»

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  • Stabilizing controllers for bilinear systems

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):917 - 922
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    The problem of finding stabilizing feedback controllers for continuous bilinear systems, where the controls act additively and multiplicatively simultaneously, is treated. The applicability of the "quadratic" control law of Jacobson [5] and others is extended to the case when theA-matrix has arbitary, eigenvalues under certain conditions. A class of bilinear systems common among biochem... View full abstract»

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  • Observability for anyu(t)of a class of nonlinear systems

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):922 - 926
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    This paper deals with a class of nonlinear systems, which are linear with respect to the inputs. After a necessary and sufficient condition of observability for any input function is obtained. A canonical form is then given. View full abstract»

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  • A differential representation for multivariable linear systems with disturbances

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):937 - 939
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    It is shown how to compute a differential representation for a multivariable linear system with disturbancesdot{x}(t)=Ax(t)+Bu(t)+ W_{x}w(t)y(t)=Cx(t)+ Eu(t)+ W_{y}w(t). Explicit formulas forM_{y}(D)andM_{z}(D)in a differential equivalent representationP(D)z(t)=u(t)+M_{z}(D)w(t)y(t)=R(D)z(t)+M_{y}(D)w(t)are presented in this paper. View full abstract»

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  • A root-clustering theorem

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s): 940
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    We consider the problem of root clustering of a real matrix in an algebraic region of the complex plane. It is shown that a criterion (previously obtained) based on ann^{2} times n^{2}matrix reduces to a criterion based on anfrac{1}{2}n(n-1) times frac{1}{2}n(n-1)matrix. This is done for any transformable region and thus generalizes earlier results. View full abstract»

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  • Stability of time-delay systems

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):951 - 953
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    This paper gives necessary and sufficient conditions for the stability of time-delay systems of the formdot{x}(t)=A_{1}x(t)+A_{2}x(t-h). These new conditions are derived by Lyapunov's direct method through systematic construction of the corresponding "energy" function. This function is known to exist, if a solutionP_{1}(0)of the algebraic nonlinear matrix equationA_{2} =... View full abstract»

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  • The state representation of polynomic maps

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):953 - 956
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    Letfbe an arbitrary strictly causal polynomic map between Hilbert resolution spaces. Thenfhas the formf=Ttauwhere τ is a predetermined causal map andTis linear and strictly causal. The mapsfandThave state representations. The present paper develops the interrelationship between these. View full abstract»

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  • Identifiability of unknown noise covariance matrices for some special cases of a linear, time-invariant, discrete-time dynamic system

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):970 - 974
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    This paper investigates the identification of unknown noise covariance matricesQandRof an LTI discrete-time dynamic system. Two algorithms based on maximum a posteriori (MAP) and maximum likelihood (ML) cost functions are evaluated. It is demonstrated that the cost functions exhibit local minima versus those elements ofQandRwhich dominate the steady-stat... View full abstract»

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  • Correction to "State feedback decoupling with stability of linear constant(A,B,C,D)-Quadruples"

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):974 - 975
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    The purpose of this note is to make a correction to a short paper which recently appeared in this TRANSACTIONS [1]. Although its main result (Theorem 4.1) remains valid, the proof given is incorrect. Here we restore the true nature of things. View full abstract»

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  • Correction to "Regulator design with modal insensivity"

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s): 975
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  • Large-scale dynamic systems: Stability and structure [Book reviews]

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):976 - 977
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  • Foundations of mechanics, 2nd edition

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):977 - 978
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  • [Back cover]

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s): 0
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  • A digital quality control system for an industrial dry process rotary cement kiln

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):885 - 890
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    A multivariate autoregressive moving average (ARMA) model for an industrial dry process rotary cement kiln is identified, from real process data, using the maximum likelihood method. The model obtained is then used in computing a controller for quality control of clinker production. It is shown that it is relevant to compute a minimum variance controller subject to restrictions both in the control... View full abstract»

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  • Self-tuning minimum-variance control of nonlinear systems of the Hammerstein model

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):959 - 961
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    Self-tuning is applied to the control of nonlinear systems represented by the Hammerstein model wherein the nonlinearity is any odd-order polynomial. But control costing is not feasible in general. Initial relay control is employed to contain the deviations. View full abstract»

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  • Oscillation criteria of the Aizerman type: Second-order systems

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):961 - 965
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    Conditions sufficient for the existence of oscillations in second-order nonlinear feedback systems are discussed. View full abstract»

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  • Optimal Hankel-norm model reductions: Multivariable systems

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):832 - 852
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    This paper represents a first attempt to derive a closed-form (Hankel-norm) optimal solution for multivariable system reduction problems. The basic idea is to extend the scalar ease approach in [5] to deal with the multivariable systems. The major contribution lies in the development of a minimal degree approximation (MDA) theorem and a computation algorithm. The main theorem describes a closed-fo... View full abstract»

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  • On relative stability and the Nyquist criterion for digital control systems

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):965 - 967
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    A particular form of the Nyquist criterion for relative stability is advocated for digital control systems. Allowed parameter values are read directly from the Nyquist mapping. The criterion is derived without resorting to the use of contours that extend to infinity. View full abstract»

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  • Additions of interactive fuzzy numbers

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):926 - 936
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    This paper provides an account of an approach to modeling unknown data by means of fuzzy-set theory, and addresses the problem of deriving the uncertainty, on a sum of variables whose values lie within fuzzy intervals. The first part is an extensive presentation of the theoretical background of the approach: the extension principle is stated in terms of possibility of an event; the concept of vari... View full abstract»

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