IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control

Issue 3 • June 1982

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  • [Front cover]

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s): 0
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  • Editorial: Outstanding AC transactions paper awards

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s): 521
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  • Decentralized dynamic control of a multiaccess broadcast channel

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):559 - 569
    Cited by:  Papers (135)  |  Patents (4)
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    Retransmission policies are presented for the decentralized control of a multiaccess packet-switched broadcast channel. The policies have a simple recursive form yielding a Markov description of the system. Finite average delay is achieved for an infinite-population Poisson arrival model for any ratelambda < e^{-1}. It is proposed that the goal of retransmission policies should be to... View full abstract»

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  • Optimal control of service in tandem queues

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):600 - 610
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    Customers arrive in a Poisson stream into a network consisting of twoM/M/1service stations in tandem. The service rateu in [0, a]at station 1 is to be selected as a function of the state (x_{1}, x_{2}) where xiis the number of customers at stationiso as to minimize the expected total discounted or average cost corresponding to the instantaneou... View full abstract»

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  • Asymptotic agreement in distributed estimation

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):650 - 655
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    Each of several agents updates his estimate of the same random variable whenever he makes a new observation or receives the estimate made by another agent. In turn, each agent transmits his estimate to a randomly chosen subset of the other agents. A subset of agents forms a communicating ring if for every pairunderline{m}, underline{p}of ring members, there is a sequence of ring members... View full abstract»

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  • Geometric properties and invariant manifolds of the Riccati equation

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):670 - 677
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    This short paper considers the general Riccati matrix differential equation. It reviews and extends results on the characterization and existence of equilibrium solutions, establishes that the Riccati equation has at most one stable equilibrium solution ast rightarrow inftyort rightarrow -infty, and confines the region of attraction to this unique stable equilibrium solution ... View full abstract»

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  • Wiener-like fourier kernels for nonlinear system identification and synthesis (nonanalytic cascade, bilinear, and feedback cases)

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):677 - 685
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    Nonlinear systems subjected to Gaussian inputs are studied based on the Wiener-like stochastic functional Fourier series [1]. Analytic and nonanalytic cascade, bilinear, and feedback nonlinear structures are considered and theirnth-order Fourier-Hermite kernels are calculated analytically. The characteristic kernel features thus revealed are discussed as a guide to interpret data from m... View full abstract»

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  • Structure at inifinity of linear multivariable systems: A geometric approach

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):693 - 696
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    The infinite zero structure of linear multivariable systems is investigated via the geometric approach. The basic tools used are the new concepts of almost (A, B)-invariant and almost controllability subspaces. These concepts permit advantageous geometric interpretation of infinite zeros. This interpretation is a natural generalization of the finite case. Connection is made with the Smi... View full abstract»

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  • A solution of the unit circle problem via Schwarz canonical form

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):698 - 700
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    The unit circle problem is the problem of finding the number of eigenvalues of a matrixAinside and outside the unit circle. It is associated with stability analysis of the systemx_{k+1} = Ax_{k}. An algorithm is developed in this paper to solve the problem via Schwarz canonical form. View full abstract»

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  • A Nyquist criterion for distributed systems subject to a one-parameter family of feedback compensators

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):700 - 702
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    This note shows how the Nyquist stability test for finite dimensional systems, subject to a one-parameter family of feedback compensators, extends to a class of distributed systems that belong to the algebrahat{B}(sigma_{0})^{p times m}introduced by Callier and Desoer. View full abstract»

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  • Planar regions of attraction

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):708 - 710
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    An effective method for estimation of the region of attraction of an equilibrium point in the plane is proposed in this note. This new method for stability analysis of the second-order nonlinear systemdot{x} = f(x);x(t_{0})=x_{0}, is based on the properties of phase flows and associated velocity fields. Several engineering examples have been solved which illustrate the useful... View full abstract»

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  • Parameterization of the class of deadbeat controllers

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):727 - 729
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    This technical note deals with the problem of parameterizing the class of deadbeat controllers for a given system through the minimum of parameters. It is shown that ifnandmare dimensions of the state vector and control vector, respectively, and the μi's are the controllability indexes, then almost the whole class of deadbeat controllers is explicitly paramete... View full abstract»

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  • Optimal output feedback by minimizing ||K(F)||2

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):729 - 731
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    ConsiderLQPwith output feedbackF, initial condition x0, and integral quadratic cost value given byx'_{0}K(F)x_{0}. Choice ofFto minimizeparallel K(F) parallel_{2}instead of the Levine-Athans cost, trace [K(F)], is considered. An algorithm is presented. View full abstract»

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  • Comments on "Decentralization, stabilization, and estimation of large scale linear systems"

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):747 - 748
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    It is shown here that the input decentralization scheme for the large scale linear system presented by Siljak and Vukcevic does not always result in interconnected subsystems controlled by local (scalar) inputs. View full abstract»

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  • Author's reply

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s): 748
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  • Correction to "Homogeneous interconnected systems: An example"

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s): 748
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  • [Back cover]

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s): 0
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  • A note on the stability of linear discrete systems and lyapunov method

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):707 - 708
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    In a publication by Y. P. Harn and C. T. Chen [1] a proof of a discrete stability test by using the Lyapunov method was given. In this note the main results obtained by the author in this direction in 1965 [6], [7] and the extensions and applications obtained partially with other authors since then and published in different journals [8]-[10] are surveyed. The similarity to the results in [1] is o... View full abstract»

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  • Some shortest path algorithms with decentralized information and communication requirements

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):570 - 582
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    This paper presents several decentralized algorithms for finding all shortest paths in a network. Both static and dynamic networks are discussed. Each algorithm has localized information and communication requirements, operates asynchronously, and converges to the optimum in finite time. View full abstract»

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  • Suboptimal control strategies for multilocomotive powered trains

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):536 - 546
    Cited by:  Papers (29)  |  Patents (1)
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    This paper introduces two different controllers for the handling of very long multipowered trains, including braking operations. The purpose of the controller is to minimize coupler forces and velocity deviations from reference values due to grade changes and other disturbances. The controller is superimposed on a throttling and braking schedule which is assumed to be known beforehand. Due to the ... View full abstract»

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  • Decoupled decomposition of the Riccati equation

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):696 - 698
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    The general matrix Riccati equation is decomposed into product of two factors where the first one is determined independent of the second factor. Condition for existence of solution of the Riccati equation is given via this decomposition and the existence of solution of the self-adjoint matrix Riccati equation arising in optimal control and Kalman filtering is directly established from that condit... View full abstract»

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  • Electrostatically figured reflecting membrane antennas for satellites

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):666 - 670
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    A design concept is described which may permit the construction of very large high-precision low-mass reflecting antennas for use in space. The concept utilizes electrostatic forces to actively shape a flexible membrane reflector, a method which appears to substantially reduce the number of reflector figure actuators required to achieve a specified reflector surface precision. The concept presents... View full abstract»

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  • A state estimation algorithm for linear systems driven simultaneously by Wiener and Poisson processes

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):617 - 626
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    The state estimation problem for linear stochastic systems driven simultaneously by Wiener and Poisson processes is considered. The emphasis is on the case in which the incident rate of the Poisson driving process is low. A nonlinear, suboptimal smoothing algorithm for state estimation is developed based on a strategy combining linear conditional estimation with the detection and estimation of the... View full abstract»

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  • On satisfying strict positive real condition for convergence by overparameterization

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):715 - 716
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    Strict positive real (SPR) conditions for global convergence of stochastic adaptive control and recursive identification schemes have appeared in a number of analyses using different approaches. It is shown that this strict positive real condition on the unknown operator associated with the plant can be removed in every case by a sufficient overparameterization of the parameter vector. View full abstract»

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  • Distributed dynamic programming

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):610 - 616
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    We consider distributed algorithms for solving dynamic programming problems whereby several processors participate simultaneously in the computation while maintaining coordination by information exchange via communication links. A model of asynchronous distributed computation is developed which requires very weak assumptions on the ordering of computations, the timing of information exchange, the ... View full abstract»

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