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Issue 7 • July 2006

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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):c1 - c4
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  • IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control publication information

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  • Design of Feedback Controls Supporting TCP Based on the State–Space Approach

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): 1085
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  • Design of feedback controls supporting TCP based on the state-space approach

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):1086 - 1099
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    This paper investigates how to design feedback controls supporting transmission control protocol (TCP) based on the state-space approach for the linearized system of the well-known additive increase multiplicative decrease (AIMD) dynamic model. We formulate the feedback control design problem as state-space models without assuming its structure in advance. Thereby, we get three results that have n... View full abstract»

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  • Time-optimal control of a particle in a dielectrophoretic system

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):1100 - 1114
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    We study the time-optimal control of a particle in a dielectrophoretic system. This system consists of a time-varying nonuniform electric field which acts upon the particle by creating a dipole within it. The interaction between the induced dipole and the electric field generates the motion of the particle. The control is the voltage on the electrodes which induces the electric field. Since we are... View full abstract»

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  • A pseudospectral method for the optimal control of constrained feedback linearizable systems

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):1115 - 1129
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    We consider the optimal control of feedback linearizable dynamical systems subject to mixed state and control constraints. In general, a linearizing feedback control does not minimize the cost function. Such problems arise frequently in astronautical applications where stringent performance requirements demand optimality over feedback linearizing controls. In this paper, we consider a pseudospectr... View full abstract»

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  • Systems with counterclockwise input-output dynamics

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):1130 - 1143
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    A new input-output property is proposed, suitable for the study of positive feedback interconnections both in a linear and nonlinear set-up. Convergence results and small-gain theorems are proved as well as criteria for the application of the property to the study of multistability. Lyapunov-like conditions and dissipation inequalities for its detection are also provided. View full abstract»

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  • Bounded error identification of systems with time-varying parameters

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):1144 - 1150
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    This note presents a new approach to guaranteed system identification for time-varying parameterized discrete-time systems. A bounded description of noise in the measurement is considered. The main result is an algorithm to compute a set that contains the parameters consistent with the measured output and the given bound of the noise. This set is represented by a zonotope, that is, an affine map o... View full abstract»

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  • Remarks on control design with degree constraint

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):1150 - 1156
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    The purpose of this note is to highlight similarities and differences between two alternative methodologies for feedback control design under constraints on the McMillan degree of the feedback system. Both sets of techniques focus on uniformly optimal designs. The first is based on the work of Gahinet and Apkarian and that of Skelton , while the other is based on earlier joint work of the authors ... View full abstract»

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  • A theoretical study of different leader roles in networks

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):1156 - 1161
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    We study synchronization conditions for distributed dynamic networks with different types of leaders. The role of a "power" leader specifying a desired global state trajectory through local interactions has long been recognized and modeled. This note introduces the complementary notion of a "knowledge" leader holding information on the target dynamics, which is propagated to the entire network thr... View full abstract»

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  • An exact stability analysis test for single-parameter polynomially-dependent linear systems

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):1161 - 1164
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    We provide a new condition for testing the stability of a single-parameter, polynomially-dependent linear system of polynomial degree N of the form x˙=A(ρ)x, A(ρ)=Σi=0Nρi Ai (1) over a compact interval. The test is nonconservative and can be cast as a convex feasibility problem in terms of a pair of linear matrix inequalities (LMIs)... View full abstract»

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  • An improved procedure in detecting the stability robustness of systems with uncertain delay

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):1164 - 1165
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    A very efficient and reliable shortcut is explained here on the procedure, which resolves the stability robustness of LTI dynamics against an uncertain delay. This procedure reduces the numerical complexity of the solution by an order of magnitude. This note is in response to a number of user requests on the practicality of the mentioned methodology. View full abstract»

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  • A constructive approach to local stabilization of nonlinear systems by dynamic output feedback

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):1166 - 1171
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    The note considers the problem of local stabilization of nonlinear systems by dynamic output feedback. A new concept, namely, local uniform observability of feedback control law, is introduced. The main result is that if a nonlinear system is Nth-order approximately stabilizable by a locally uniformly observable state feedback, then it is stabilizable by dynamic output feedback. Based on the appro... View full abstract»

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  • A differential-algebraic approach to speed estimation in an induction motor

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):1172 - 1177
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    This note considers a differential-algebraic approach to estimating the speed of an induction motor from the measured terminal voltages and currents. In particular, it is shown that the induction motor speed ω satisfies both a second- and a third-order polynomial equation whose coefficients depend on the stator voltages, stator currents, and their derivatives. It is shown that as long as the... View full abstract»

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  • Global practical stabilization of planar linear systems in the presence of actuator saturation and input additive disturbance

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):1177 - 1184
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    In this note, we revisit the problem of global practical stabilization for planar linear systems subject to actuator saturation and input additive disturbances. A parameterized linear state feedback law is designed such that, by tuning the value of the parameter, all trajectories of the closed-loop system converge to an arbitrarily small neighborhood of the origin in a finite time and remain in th... View full abstract»

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  • Error feedback and a servomechanism problem for uncertain nonlinear systems

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):1184 - 1189
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    The robust servomechanism problem, also known as the problem of robust output regulation, is considered for a family of uncertain triangular systems. In contrast to the previous work where the uncertain vector field of the controlled plant was assumed to be bounded by a linear growth of the unmeasurable states multiplied by a polynomial function of the system output, we show that the polynomial gr... View full abstract»

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  • Quantization, time delays, and nonlinear stabilization

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):1190 - 1195
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    The purpose of this note is to demonstrate that a unified study of quantization and delay effects in nonlinear control systems is possible by merging the quantized feedback control methodology recently developed by the author and the small-gain approach to the analysis of functional differential equations with disturbances proposed earlier by Teel. We prove that under the action of a robustly stab... View full abstract»

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  • Continuous-time Hammerstein system identification from sampled data

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):1195 - 1200
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    A continuous-time Hammerstein system driven by a random signal is identified from observations sampled in time. The sampling may be uniform or not. The a-priori information about the system is nonparametric, functional forms of both the nonlinear characteristic and the impulse response are completely unknown. Three kernel algorithms, one offline and two semirecursive are presented. Their convergen... View full abstract»

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  • Robust nonlinear control associating robust feedback linearization and H control

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):1200 - 1207
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    In this note, a robust nonlinear controller for a nonlinear system subject to model uncertainties is proposed. Such a controller associates a "robust feedback linearization" with a robust linear H controller. The robust feedback linearization exactly transforms the nonlinear system into a linear system equal to the linear approximation of the original nonlinear system around a no... View full abstract»

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  • Synchronization and convergence of linear dynamics in random directed networks

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):1207 - 1210
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    Recently, methods in stochastic control are used to study the synchronization properties of a nonautonomous discrete-time linear system x(k+1)=G(k)x(k) where the matrices G(k) are derived from a random graph process. The purpose of this note is to extend this analysis to directed graphs and more general random graph processes. Rather than using Lyapunov type methods, we use results from the theory... View full abstract»

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  • H observer design for lipschitz nonlinear systems

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):1211 - 1216
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    The problem of observer design for Lipschitz nonlinear systems is considered. A new dynamic framework which is a generalization of previously used Lipschitz observers is introduced and the generalized sufficient condition that ensures asymptotic convergence of the state estimates is presented. The equivalence between this condition and an H optimal control problem which satisfies... View full abstract»

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  • Thermodynamics: A Dynamical Systems Approach

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):1217 - 1225
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    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): 1226
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    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): 1227
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