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IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control

Issue 11 • Date Nov. 2006

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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): C1
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  • IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control publication information

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): C2
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  • Scannings for November 2006

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  • Cohesive Behaviors of Multiagent Systems With Information Flow Constraints

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):1734 - 1748
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    Bacteria, bees, and birds often work together in groups to find food. A group of mobile wheeled robots can be designed to coordinate their activities to achieve a goal. Networked cooperative uninhabited air vehicles (UAVs) are being developed for commercial and military applications. In order for such multiagent systems to succeed it is often critical that they can both maintain cohesive behaviors... View full abstract»

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  • Controlling a Class of Nonlinear Systems on Rectangles

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):1749 - 1759
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    In this paper, we focus on a particular class of nonlinear affine control systems of the form xdot=f(x)+Bu, where the drift f is a multi-affine vector field (i.e., affine in each state component), the control distribution B is constant, and the control u is constrained to a convex set. For such a system, we first derive necessary and sufficient conditions for the existence of a multiaffine feedbac... View full abstract»

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  • Stabilization via Nonsmooth, Nonconvex Optimization

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):1760 - 1769
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    Nonsmooth variational analysis and related computational methods are powerful tools that can be effectively applied to identify local minimizers of nonconvex optimization problems arising in fixed-order controller design. We support this claim by applying nonsmooth analysis and methods to a challenging "Belgian chocolate" stabilization problem posed in 1994: find a stable, minimum phase, rational ... View full abstract»

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  • Stability and Performance for Saturated Systems via Quadratic and Nonquadratic Lyapunov Functions

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):1770 - 1786
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    In this paper, we develop a systematic Lyapunov approach to the regional stability and performance analysis of saturated systems in a general feedback configuration. The only assumptions we make about the system are well-posedness of the algebraic loop and local stability. Problems to be considered include the estimation of the domain of attraction, the reachable set under a class of bounded energ... View full abstract»

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  • A Behavioral Approach to Estimation and Dead-Beat Observer Design With Applications to State–Space Models

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):1787 - 1797
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    The observer design problem is investigated in the context of linear left shift invariant discrete behaviors, whose trajectories have supports on Z+. Necessary and sufficient conditions for the existence of a dead-beat observer of some relevant variables from some measured ones, in the presence of some unmeasured (and irrelevant) variables, are introduced, and a complete parametrization... View full abstract»

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  • Frequency Domain Input–Output Analysis of Sliding-Mode Observers

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):1798 - 1803
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    The sliding-mode (SM) observer dynamics are analyzed in the frequency domain. It is shown that the SM observer is essentially a relay feedback-feedforward system. It is feedback with respect to the measured variable of the system being observed, and the feedforward with respect to the control applied to the system being observed. Having noted this, the input-output properties of observer dynamics ... View full abstract»

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  • A Block Triangular Form for Nonlinear Observer Design

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):1803 - 1808
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    This note reconsiders existence conditions for an established block triangular form (BTF) for a broad class of multi-output nonlinear systems. Systems transformable into BTF coordinates allow for decentralized observer design performed subsystem-at-a-time effectively treating upper subsystem states as measurements. Sufficient conditions are given to ensure that the output is linear in BTF coordina... View full abstract»

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  • Partial-State Observers for Nonlinear Systems

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):1808 - 1812
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    This note deals with the design of reduced-order observers for a class of nonlinear systems. The order reduction of the observer is achieved by only estimating a required partial set of the state vector. Necessary and sufficient conditions are derived for the existence of reduced-order observers. An observer design procedure based on linear matrix inequalities is given. A numerical example is give... View full abstract»

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  • Stabilizing Model Predictive Control of Hybrid Systems

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):1813 - 1818
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    In this note, we investigate the stability of hybrid systems in closed-loop with model predictive controllers (MPC). A priori sufficient conditions for Lyapunov asymptotic stability and exponential stability are derived in the terminal cost and constraint set fashion, while allowing for discontinuous system dynamics and discontinuous MPC value functions. For constrained piecewise affine (PWA) syst... View full abstract»

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  • Generalization of Linear Cyclic Pursuit With Application to Rendezvous of Multiple Autonomous Agents

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):1819 - 1824
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    Cyclic pursuit is a simple distributed control law in which agent i pursues agent i+1 modulo n. We generalize existing results and show that by selecting the gains of the agents, the point of convergence of these agents can be controlled. The condition for convergence, the range of controller gains and the reachable set where convergence can occur are studied. It is also shown that the sequence in... View full abstract»

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  • Robust Stability of a Class of Uncertain Markov Jump Nonlinear Systems

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):1825 - 1831
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    This note addresses the problem of robust stability analysis for a class of Markov jump nonlinear systems subject to polytopic-type parameter uncertainty. A condition for robust local exponential mean square stability in terms of linear matrix inequalities is developed. An estimate of a robust domain of attraction of the origin is also provided. The approach is based on a stochastic Lyapunov funct... View full abstract»

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  • Control Effort Reduction in Tracking Feedback Laws

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):1831 - 1837
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    We develop a path-following algorithm for redesign of tracking feedback laws to reduce the control effort. Our algorithm provides a tradeoff between the control effort and the dynamic performance along the path, while maintaining the desired convergence to the path. We illustrate it on a realistic hovercraft model, and compare the resulting control effort with control efforts of other path-followi... View full abstract»

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  • Mode-Independent {cal H}_{\infty } Filters for Markovian Jump Linear Systems

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):1837 - 1841
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    This note addresses the problem of Hinfin filtering for continuous-time linear systems with Markovian jumping parameters. The main contribution of the note is to provide a method for designing an asymptotically stable linear time-invariant Hinfin filter for systems where the jumping parameter is not accessible. The cases where the transition rate matrix of the Markov process ... View full abstract»

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  • On Repetitive Learning Control for Periodic Tracking Tasks

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):1842 - 1848
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    In this note, a repetitive learning control (RLC) approach is proposed to deal with periodic tracking tasks for nonlinear dynamical systems with nonparametric uncertainties. We address two fundamental issues associated with the learning control methodology: The existence of the solution, and learning convergence property. Applying the existence theorem of the neutral differential difference equati... View full abstract»

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  • Asymptotic Evaluation of Delay in the SRPT Scheduler

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):1848 - 1854
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    In this note, the shortest remaining processing time (SRPT) scheduler is considered. We focus on the SRPT scheduling policy for a discrete-time queueing system that is accessed by a large number of flows (a many flows regime). In such an asymptotic regime (large capacity and large number of flows), we derive the expression for the delay rate function, which describes the complete delay distributio... View full abstract»

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  • Observers for a Special Class of Bilinear Systems: Design and Application

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):1854 - 1858
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    This note presents full- and reduced-order observation strategies for a subclass of systems that are bilinear in the immeasurable states. Lyapunov analysis is carried out to derive the conditions for convergence of the observed states for all strategies. The full order observer is then utilized in the problem of bus voltage regulation effected by a static compensator (STATCOM) acting as a controll... View full abstract»

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  • Convex Optimization

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): 1859
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    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): 1860
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  • IEEE Control Systems Society Information

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): C3
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