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IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control

Issue 8 • August 1985

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  • [Front cover and table of contents]

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s): 0
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  • Disturbance decoupling problems via dynamic output feedback

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):756 - 764
    Cited by:  Papers (19)
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    This paper considers the disturbance decoupling problems, with or without internal stability and pole placement, via dynamic output feedback using polynomial and rational matrix techniques. We show that in all three problems considered, the central solvability condition can be expressed as a two-sided matching problemA = BXC, whereA, B, andCare the polynomial syste... View full abstract»

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  • A quasi-linear estimation method--Application to Kalman filtering with stochastic regressors

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):767 - 771
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    An estimation method, called quasi-linear estimation, is presented. Quasi-linear estimation is aimed to give an intermediate possibility between linear and nonlinear estimation. A quasi-linear estimator of a parameter vector a given two observation vectorsyandzis defined to be of the formp + Qy, where the vectorpand the matrixQaresigma(z)... View full abstract»

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  • Global external linearization of nonlinear systems via feedback

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):808 - 811
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    This note presents necessary conditions and sufficient conditions for an affine nonlinear system to be globally feedback equivalent to a controllable linear system over an open subsetVof Rn. WhenVequals Rn, necessary and sufficient conditions are obtained. View full abstract»

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  • A simplified minimal realization of a transfer-function matrix using its modified Markov parameters

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):816 - 818
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    A technique for the simplified minimal realization of a transfer function matrix by its expansion about an arbitrary point "a" is proposed. The resulting quadruple [A, B, C, D] from this technique is more general than the quadruple [A, B, C, D] resulting from existing techniques. View full abstract»

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  • Structural invertibility of transfer functions

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):818 - 819
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    In this note, we study certain properties of a transfer function in terms of the structure of the state-space representation (A, B, C). Specifically, the rank of the transfer function and the degree of a decoupled system (which can be obtained by applying a left decoupler) are characterized in terms of the structure of (A, B, C). View full abstract»

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  • Exact control of linear systems with multiple controls

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):825 - 827
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    It is shown how the linear control systemdot{x} = Ax + BuwhereAandBaren times nandn times mmatrices, respectively, can be driven from an arbitrary initial conditionx(0) = x_{0} in E^{n}to an arbitrary final conditionx(T) = x_{f} in E^{n}by a vectoru = (u_{i})of piecewise constant controlsu_{i}(t)in a... View full abstract»

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  • Existence of dominant solutions in linear output feedback

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):828 - 829
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    The standard LQ-regulator is known to be a dominant controller in the sense that the optimal cost is minimal for all initial statesx_{0} in R^{n}. In general, static or dynamic output feedback controllers do not have this dominance property. In this note, it is shown that in the general multivariable case and for the original cost functional, a dynamic output feedback controller using a... View full abstract»

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  • [Back cover]

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s): 0
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  • Reduced gradient computation in prediction error identification

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):776 - 778
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    One way to design practical identification algorithms using the prediction error method is to find a computationally efficient expression for the gradient of the prediction error cost function. Here, results on adjoint equations are used to derive an efficient gradient expression which reduces the computational burden of evaluating it. View full abstract»

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  • Minimal-order Wiener filter for a system with exact measurements

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):773 - 776
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    Necessary and sufficient conditions for the existence of an optimal steady-state state estimator are derived under the assumption that this estimator is a linear functional of the measurements and a finite number of derivatives of the exact measurements. Our conditions are shown to be dual to the generalized Legendre-Clebsch conditions of the dual optimal singular regulator. A separation principle... View full abstract»

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  • Player aggregation in the traveling inspector model

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):723 - 729
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    We consider a model of dynamic inspection/surveillance of a number of facilities in different geographical locations. The inspector in this process travels from one facility to another and performs an inspection at each facility he visits. His aim is to devise an inspection/ travel schedule which minimizes the losses to society (or to his employer) resulting both from undetected violations of the ... View full abstract»

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  • Signal estimation for second-order vector difference equations

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):771 - 773
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    This note considers a linear estimation problem for a stochastic process viewed as the output signal of a linear second-order vector difference equation (VDE) driven by a white-noise input. An innovations approach is applied directly to develop the one-stage prediction estimator and associated error covariances. It is shown that the estimator can be expressed as a second-order recursion that prese... View full abstract»

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  • The generalized matrix continued-fraction descriptions in the second Cauer form

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):813 - 816
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    This note presents two generalized matrix continued-fraction descriptions in the second Cauer form obtained from a nonsingular rational matrix and/or polynomial matrix fraction descriptions. Computational algorithms are developed for the expansion and inversion of the generalized matrix continued-fraction descriptions which are useful in developing applications to multivariable control systems. View full abstract»

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  • A continuous-time adaptive controller with integral action

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):793 - 795
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    This note shows how a continuous-time adaptive control law can be constructed which automatically includes integral action. The control law is based on the internal model principle. Global convergence can be readily established for the algorithm using standard methods. View full abstract»

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  • Asymptotic analysis of the bias of the modified Yule-Walker estimator

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):765 - 767
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    An explicit formula is derived for the asymptotic bias in the autoregressive estimates obtained by the modified Yule-Walker method. The sample bias obtained in Monte-Carlo simulations is compared to the theoretical formulas for two examples. View full abstract»

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  • Singular perturbation for the dynamic interaction measure

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):790 - 792
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    The singular perturbation technique is used for the dynamic extension of the RGA (relative gain array) based on the state-space model. The dynamic interaction measure derived serves as a means of pairing input and output variables for the systems having substantially different time scales. View full abstract»

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  • Adaptive stabilization of a discrete linear system with an unknown high-frequency gain

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):798 - 799
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    This paper presents a simple algorithm for adaptively stabilizing a linear one-dimensional discrete-time process. Prior knowledge of the sign of the process high-frequency gain is not required, and the adaptive control law is a continuous function of its arguments. View full abstract»

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  • Linearization of nonlinear systems about constant operating points

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):804 - 808
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    For bilinear-realizable nonlinear systems described by a Volterra series, an input-output definition of the linearized system about a constant operating point is given. This definition is then compared to the usual notion of linearization in terms of a bilinear realization of the nonlinear system. Properties of the linearized system with respect to the original nonlinear system are developed, and ... View full abstract»

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  • On the estimation of asymptotic stability regions: State of the art and new proposals

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):747 - 755
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    This paper deals with the problem of the estimation of regions of asymptotic stability for continuous, autonomous, nonlinear systems. The first part of the work provides a comprehensive survey of the existing methods and of their applications in engineering fields. In the second part certain topological considerations are first developed and the "trajectory reversing method" is then presented toge... View full abstract»

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  • On 2-D pole placement

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):819 - 822
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    The problem of characteristic polynomial assignment by dynamic output feedback in 2-D systems is solved via 2-D polynomial methods. A simple necessary and sufficient condition is given. The class of all assignable characteristic polynomials is described in a parametric form. Stable and causal solutions are treated. View full abstract»

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  • Model reduction via a quasi-Kalman decomposition

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):786 - 790
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    A system theoretic model reduction algorithm is proposed which appears to be simple to work with. The algorithm is based on a quasi-Kalman decomposition. View full abstract»

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  • Asymptotic stability improvements of multiparameter nonlinear singularly perturbed systems

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):802 - 804
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    In this note we study the asymptotic stability properties of multiparameter singularly perturbed systems. We show that by introducing a new fast variable, improved results are obtained for estimating the upper bound of the perturbation parameter and the region of attraction. An example is provided to demonstrate the improvements. View full abstract»

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  • On the causal factorization problem

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):811 - 813
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    In this note the formalism of the infinite zero module and of the infinite pole module is used to analyze the causal factorization problem. This allows us to express its solutions in terms of zeros and poles at infinity and to have a better understanding of both the problem and the techniques previously proposed by various authors to solve it. Moreover, we obtain a characterization, in terms of th... View full abstract»

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  • Optimal algorithms theory for robust estimation and prediction

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):730 - 738
    Cited by:  Papers (137)  |  Patents (1)
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    This paper deals with the theory of optimal algorithms for problems which cannot be solved exactly. The theory developed allows for the derivation of new and interesting results in parameter estimation and in time series prediction in situations where no reliable statistical hypothesis can be made on the functions and modeling errors involved, but only a bound on them is known, in particular, the ... View full abstract»

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