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# IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control

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Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):C1 - C4
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• ### IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control publication information

Publication Year: 2014, Page(s): C2
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• ### Scanning the issue

Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):1 - 2
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• ### Identification for Systems With Binary Subsystems

Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):3 - 17
Cited by:  Papers (10)
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Consider a stochastic system of multiple subsystems, each subsystem having binary (“0” or “1”) output. The full system may have general binary or nonbinary (e.g., Gaussian) output. Such systems are widely encountered in practice, and include engineering systems for reliability, communications, and sensor networks, the collection of patients in a clinical trial, and Inte... View full abstract»

• ### An Accelerated Dual Gradient-Projection Algorithm for Embedded Linear Model Predictive Control

Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):18 - 33
Cited by:  Papers (71)
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This paper proposes a dual fast gradient-projection method for solving quadratic programming problems that arise in model predictive control of linear systems subject to general polyhedral constraints on inputs and states. The proposed algorithm is well suited for embedded control applications in that: 1) it is extremely simple and easy to code; 2) the number of iterations to reach a given accurac... View full abstract»

• ### Mixing Coefficients Between Discrete and Real Random Variables: Computation and Properties

Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):34 - 47
Cited by:  Papers (3)
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In this paper, we study the problem of estimating the alpha-, beta-, and phi-mixing coefficients between two random variables, that can either assume values in a finite set or the set of real numbers. In either case, explicit closed-form formulas for the beta-mixing coefficient are already known. Therefore for random variables assuming values in a finite set, our contributions are twofold: 1) In t... View full abstract»

• ### Model Reduction and Clusterization of Large-Scale Bidirectional Networks

Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):48 - 63
Cited by:  Papers (25)
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This paper proposes two model reduction methods for large-scale bidirectional networks that fully utilize a network structure transformation implemented as positive tridiagonalization. First, we present a Krylov-based model reduction method that guarantees a specified error precision in terms of the H∞-norm. Positive tridiagonalization allows us to derive an approximation error bound for th... View full abstract»

• ### Optimal Control of Hidden Markov Models With Binary Observations

Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):64 - 77
Cited by:  Papers (1)
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A hidden Markov model (HMM) consisting of a controlled Markov chain and a binary output is considered. The binary output reports the occurrence of a certain state (versus any other state) in the Markov chain. The transition matrix of the Markov chain depends on a control vector which is to be chosen to minimize a discounted infinite-horizon cost function. The information provided for decision maki... View full abstract»

• ### The Optimal Sampling Pattern for Linear Control Systems

Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):78 - 90
Cited by:  Papers (11)
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In digital control systems, the state is sampled at given sampling instants and the input is kept constant between two consecutive instants. With the optimal sampling problem, we mean the selection of sampling instants and control inputs, such that a given function of the state and input is minimized. In this paper, we formulate the optimal sampling problem and we derive a necessary condition for ... View full abstract»

• ### Distributed Cooperative Adaptive Identification and Control for a Group of Continuous-Time Systems With a Cooperative PE Condition via Consensus

Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):91 - 106
Cited by:  Papers (24)
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In this paper, we first address the uniformly exponential stability (UES) problem of a group of distributed cooperative adaptive systems in a general framework. Inspired by consensus theory, distributed cooperative adaptive laws are proposed to estimate the unknown parameters of these systems. It is shown that not only is the entire closed-loop system stable, but also both the identification/track... View full abstract»

• ### Control-Sharing and Merging Control Lyapunov Functions

Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):107 - 119
Cited by:  Papers (8)
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Given two control Lyapunov functions (CLFs), a “merging” is a new CLF whose gradient is a positive combination of the gradients of the two parents CLFs. The merging function is an important trade-off since this new function may, for instance, approximate one of the two parents functions close to the origin, while being close to the other far away. For nonlinear control-affine systems... View full abstract»

• ### Current-State Opacity Formulations in Probabilistic Finite Automata

Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):120 - 133
Cited by:  Papers (13)
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A system is said to be current-state opaque if the entrance of the system state to a set of secret states remains opaque (uncertain) to an intruder-at least until the system leaves the set of secret states. This notion of opacity has been studied in nondeterministic finite automata settings (where the intruder observes a subset of events, for example, via some natural projection mapping) and has b... View full abstract»

• ### Robust $H_{infty}$ Receding Horizon Control for a Class of Coordinated Control Problems Involving Dynamically Decoupled Subsystems

Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):134 - 149
Cited by:  Papers (4)
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This paper presents a robust receding-horizon-control (RHC)-based scheme for a class of coordinated control problems involving dynamically decoupled subsystems which are required to reach a consensus condition in some optimal way. A general case of constrained subsystems having possibly uncertain time-varying dynamics in addition to external disturbances is considered and a suitable H∞... View full abstract»

• ### A Framework for Compositional Synthesis of Modular Nonblocking Supervisors

Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):150 - 162
Cited by:  Papers (8)
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This paper describes a framework for compositional supervisor synthesis, which is applicable to all discrete event systems modeled as a set of deterministic automata. Compositional synthesis exploits the modular structure of the input model, and therefore works best for models consisting of a large number of small automata. The state-space explosion is mitigated by the use of abstraction to simpli... View full abstract»

• ### First Passage Optimality for Continuous-Time Markov Decision Processes With Varying Discount Factors and History-Dependent Policies

Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):163 - 174
Cited by:  Papers (4)
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This paper is an attempt to study the first passage optimality criterion for continuous-time Markov decision processes with state-dependent discount factors and history-dependent policies. The state space is denumerable, the action space is a Borel space, and the transition and reward rates are unbounded. Under suitable conditions, we show the existence of a deterministic stationary optimal policy... View full abstract»

• ### Symbolic Models and Control of Discrete-Time Piecewise Affine Systems: An Approximate Simulation Approach

Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):175 - 180
Cited by:  Papers (9)
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Symbolic models have been recently used as a sound mathematical formalism for the formal verification and control design of purely continuous and hybrid systems. In this note we propose a sequence of symbolic models that approximates a discrete-time Piecewise Affine (PWA) system in the sense of approximate simulation and converges to the PWA system in the so-called simulation metric. Symbolic cont... View full abstract»

• ### Stability Analysis of Continuous-Time Switched Systems With a Random Switching Signal

Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):180 - 186
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This technical note is concerned with the stability analysis of continuous-time switched systems with a random switching signal. The switching signal manifests its characteristics with that the dwell time in each subsystem consists of a fixed part and a random part. The stochastic stability of such switched systems is studied using a Lyapunov approach. A necessary and sufficient condition is estab... View full abstract»

• ### Synchronization of Lagrangian Systems With Irregular Communication Delays

Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):187 - 193
Cited by:  Papers (29)
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The synchronization problem of networked Euler-Lagrange systems with unknown parameters is addressed. The information flow in the network is represented by a directed communication graph and is subject to unknown and possibly discontinuous time-varying communication delays with unknown upper bounds. We propose a control scheme that achieves position synchronization, i.e., all the positions of the ... View full abstract»

• ### Networked Decision Making for Poisson Processes With Applications to Nuclear Detection

Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):193 - 198
Cited by:  Papers (8)
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This paper addresses a detection problem where a network of radiation sensors has to decide, at the end of a fixed time interval, if a moving target is a carrier of nuclear material. The problem entails determining whether or not a time-inhomogeneous Poisson process due to the moving target is buried in the recorded background radiation. In the proposed method, each of the sensors transmits once t... View full abstract»

• ### Output Feedback Control of Markovian Jump Repeated Scalar Nonlinear Systems

Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):199 - 204
Cited by:  Papers (114)
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This paper is concerned with the induced ℓ2 dynamic output feedback controller (DOFC) design problem for discrete-time Markovian jump repeated scalar nonlinear systems. By employing both the switching-sequence dependent Lyapunov function approach and the positive definite diagonally dominant Lyapunov function technique, a sufficient condition is first established, which guarantee... View full abstract»

• ### Global Exponential Stabilization of a Two-Dimensional Pool-Boiling Model

Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):205 - 210
Cited by:  Papers (1)
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In this study, a nonlinear PDE pool-boiling model of two spatial components (2D) is considered. An output-based P-control law is applied to stabilise unstable equilibria of the system. Subsequently, the local and global stability of the closed-loop system are analyzed and the respective regions in parameter space where local and global exponential stability can be obtained are determined. View full abstract»

• ### Intercellular Delay Regulates the Collective Period of Repressively Coupled Gene Regulatory Oscillator Networks

Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):211 - 216
Cited by:  Papers (6)
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Most biological rhythms are generated by a population of cellular oscillators coupled through intercellular signaling. Recent experimental evidence shows that the collective period may differ significantly from the autonomous period in the presence of intercellular delays. The phenomenon has been investigated using delay-coupled phase oscillators, but the proposed phase model contains no direct bi... View full abstract»

• ### Improved Feed-Forward Command Governor Strategies for Constrained Discrete-Time Linear Systems

Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):216 - 223
Cited by:  Papers (11)
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This technical note presents an improved version of the Feed-Forward Command Governor (FF-CG) strategy recently proposed in for the supervision of input/state constrained discrete-time linear systems subject to bounded disturbances, whose main feature is not to require any explicit on-line measure (or estimation) of the state for its implementation. Although effective also in the case of bounded d... View full abstract»

• ### Stochastic Stability of Jump Discrete-Time Linear Systems With Markov Chain in a General Borel Space

Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):223 - 227
Cited by:  Papers (16)
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Necessary and sufficient conditions for stochastic stability (SS) of discrete-time linear systems subject to Markov jumps in the parameters are considered, assuming that the Markov chain takes values in a general Borel space S. It is shown that SS is equivalent to the spectrum radius of a bounded linear operator in a Banach space being less than 1, or to the existence of a solution of a Lyapunov t... View full abstract»

• ### Nu-Gap Model Reduction in the Frequency Domain

Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):228 - 233
Cited by:  Papers (2)
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The nu-gap metric was originally developed to evaluate robustness of a plant-controller feedback loop and it has many attractive properties. For example, performance of the closed loop changes continuously and stability is robust with respect to small perturbations of the plant (or the controller) in the nu-gap metric. In light of these properties, one can state that the nu-gap metric provides a g... View full abstract»

## Aims & Scope

In the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, the IEEE Control Systems Society publishes high-quality papers on the theory, design, and applications of control engineering.  Two types of contributions are regularly considered

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P. J. Antsaklis
Dept. Electrical Engineering
University of Notre Dame