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IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control

Issue 1 • Jan. 1995

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  • Comments on "Explicit asymmetric bounds for robust stability of continuous and discrete-time systems"

    Publication Year: 1995
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    Referring to the original paper by Gao and Antsaklis (ibid., vol. 38, p. 332-5, 1993), the authors state that Theorem 2 is incorrectly stated. A correct version of the theorem is provided.<> View full abstract»

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  • Comments on "On the robust Popov criterion for interval Lur"e systems

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):136 - 137
    Cited by:  Papers (9)
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    This paper supplements the remarks made in a paper by Dahleh et al. (IEEE Trans. Automat. Contr. vol.38, p.1400-5 (1993)) regarding the Popov sector of Lur'e systems with interval plants. A numerical example is provided to show that strict inequalities hold among three sectors: those obtained by the theorem of the paper, by applying Popov theorem to each member system, and by applying that to each... View full abstract»

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  • Percentile performance criteria for limiting average Markov decision processes

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):2 - 10
    Cited by:  Papers (29)
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    Addresses the following basic feasibility problem for infinite-horizon Markov decision processes (MDPs): can a policy be found that achieves a specified value (target) of the long-run limiting average reward at a specified probability level (percentile)? Related optimization problems of maximizing the target for a specified percentile and vice versa are also considered. The authors present a compl... View full abstract»

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  • Nevanlinna-Pick interpolation problem for two frequency scale systems

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):169 - 173
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    The Nevanlinna-Pick interpolation problem for a parametric set of data is considered. Sufficient conditions are obtained that guarantees a two frequency scale solution. Decomposition of the problem into two Nevanlinna-Pick interpolation problems with smaller data size is presented. An algorithm is developed which computes the solution as the result of combining the solutions for these two smaller ... View full abstract»

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  • Multiscale smoothing error models

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):173 - 175
    Cited by:  Papers (25)
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    A class of multiscale stochastic models based on scale-recursive dynamics on trees has recently been introduced. These models are interesting because they can be used to represent a broad class of physical phenomena and because they lead to efficient algorithms for estimation and likelihood calculation. In this paper, we provide a complete statistical characterization of the error associated with ... View full abstract»

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  • The use of symbolic computation in nonlinear control: is it viable?

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):84 - 89
    Cited by:  Papers (30)
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    To help along the analysis and design of nonlinear control systems the NONLINCON package, an acronym for nonlinear control, was developed. This note addresses the usefulness of symbolic computation, and of the NONLINCON package in particular, for the symbolic analysis and design of nonlinear control systems. The symbolic computation program MAPLE is used as computing substratum. Textbook problems ... View full abstract»

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  • A generalized Popov-Belevitch-Hautus test of observability

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):176 - 180
    Cited by:  Papers (14)
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    In this paper, an earlier result on the problem of observability of a linear dynamical system due to Popov-Belevitch-Hautus has been generalized and applied to the problem of observing the initial condition of a linear dynamical system described on the space of d-dimensional affine planes in Rn View full abstract»

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  • Note on decentralized adaptive controller design

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):89 - 91
    Cited by:  Papers (6)
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    This note extends the decentralized adaptive controller design of Gavel and Siljak (1989) to the case when the relative order of each isolated subsystem does not exceed two View full abstract»

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  • A note on robust pole placement

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):181 - 184
    Cited by:  Papers (4)
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    Pole placement algorithm in single input-single output (SISO) systems is discussed with respect to the corresponding, real stability radius of the resulting closed loop polynomial View full abstract»

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  • Characterization of zeros in two-frequency-scale systems

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):92 - 96
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    We study the asymptotic behavior of the zeros of a two-frequency-scale transfer function in terms of the zeros of its slow and fast transfer functions. By introducing the notion of type index, we will show that all zeros of a two-frequency-scale transfer function with the type index of either ν⩾0 or ν=-1 can be completely characterized in a manner that is quite similar to the characteriz... View full abstract»

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  • Routing and scheduling in heterogeneous systems: a sample path approach

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):156 - 161
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    Consider the problem of routing customers to a set of K parallel servers that have different rates. Each server has a buffer with infinite capacity. The arrival process is general and the service times are assumed to be i.i.d. exponential random variables. Using sample path arguments, we show that, given any Bernoulli policy π, there exists another policy ρ which outperforms π by partial... View full abstract»

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  • Eigenstructure assignment in linear descriptor systems

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):144 - 147
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    Given a linear controllable system Ex˙=Fx+Gu, we study the limits of linear proportional feedback u=Kx+υ in assigning a desired finite and infinite eigenstructure of the closed-loop system Ex˙=(F+GK)x+Gυ. The closed-loop system is not restricted to be regular; its rank makes part of the specifications. Necessary and sufficient conditions are established for the existence of a fee... View full abstract»

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  • A version of Hautus' test for tandem connection of linear systems

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):111 - 114
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    In this note, we consider systems which can be decomposed as a cascade connection of linear subsystems. The second subsystem is assumed to have the controller canonical form. The main result is a version of Hautus' test, which allows us to check controllability and stabilizability properties of these systems by means of reduced-order rank computations View full abstract»

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  • Discrete-time observers with random noises in dynamic block

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):165 - 169
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    The minimum variance state estimation of linear stochastic discrete-time systems by an observer of reduced-order is investigated. There is an additional random noise with known intensity in the dynamic block of the observer. The local optimal reduced-order state estimator is found which takes into account the presence of such noise. The equations of an optimal stationary observer are derived for l... View full abstract»

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  • Pole assignment for uncertain systems in a specified disk by state feedback

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):184 - 190
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    This paper presents a method for assigning the poles in a specified disk by state feedback for a linear discrete or continuous time uncertain system, the uncertainty being norm bounded. For this the “quadratic d stabilizability” concept which is the counterpart of quadratic stabilizability in the context of pole placement is defined and a necessary and sufficient condition for quadrati... View full abstract»

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  • Input-output robust tracking control design for flexible joint robots

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):78 - 83
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    This paper presents the first input-output robust control design for the trajectory following problem of a flexible-joint robot manipulator. The proposed design provides a class of controllers which only require position and velocity feedback and ensure global stability. The resulting stability is that the tracking error can be made to be smaller than a design parameter arbitrarily chosen by the d... View full abstract»

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  • Design of a class of Luenberger observers for descriptor systems

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):133 - 136
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    A new approach to the design of a class of Luenberger observers for descriptor systems is presented. The design is performed in a straightforward manner. The conditions required in the design are given in terms of the original system matrices. The relationship among these and other well-known conditions is highlighted View full abstract»

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  • Frequency-domain criteria of robust stability for slowly time-varying systems

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):153 - 155
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    The problem of stability of feedback systems with structured slowly time-varying uncertain gains is considered. For the case when the pair “uncertain gain/derivative” belongs to a given convex set, a sufficient frequency-domain condition of stability is obtained. This condition is an MIMO generalization of the SISO results derived in the 60s in the context of the positivity theory View full abstract»

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  • An output feedback globally stable controller for induction motors

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):138 - 143
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    We present a globally stable nonlinear dynamic output feedback controller for torque tracking and flux regulation of induction motors. The control law is globally defined, requires only measurement of stator variables and rotor speed, and does not rely on cancellation of the systems nonlinearities. Our work extends the result of the paper by Ortega et al.(1993), where the torque tracking problem w... View full abstract»

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  • On robust asymptotic tracking: perturbations on coprime factors and parameterization of all solutions

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):107 - 111
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    The robust asymptotic tracking problem is analyzed in this paper relative to unstructured perturbations on each coprime factor of the transfer functions from the control input to the measured and controlled outputs. In each case, necessary and sufficient conditions for the existence of solutions are presented which are explicitly given in terms of problem data. Under such conditions, explicit para... View full abstract»

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  • Methods and theory for off-line machine learning

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):161 - 165
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    Many problems in machine learning can be abstracted to the sequential design task of finding the minimum of an unknown erratic and possibly discontinuous function on the basis of noisy measurements. In the present work, it is presumed that there is no penalty for bad choices during the experimental stage, and at some time, not known to the decision maker, or under his control, the experimentation ... View full abstract»

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  • Control of chained systems application to path following and time-varying point-stabilization of mobile robots

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):64 - 77
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    Chain form systems have recently been introduced to model the kinematics of a class of nonholonomic mechanical systems. The first part of the study is centered on control design and analysis for nonlinear systems which can be converted to the chain form. Solutions to various control problems (open-loop steering, partial or complete state feedback stabilization) are either recalled, generalized, or... View full abstract»

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  • Modified output error identification-elimination of the SPR condition

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):190 - 193
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    In this note, we present a modified adaptive output error algorithm for identification. We refer to both the continuous time and the discrete time cases. In the standard algorithm, stability requires that a certain transfer function should be strictly positive real (SPR); however, in the present algorithm, the SPR condition, which is difficult to satisfy, is eliminated. This is achieved by adding ... View full abstract»

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  • A linear algebraic framework for dynamic feedback linearization

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):127 - 132
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    To any accessible nonlinear system we associate a so-called infinitesimal Brunovsky form. This gives an algebraic criterion for strong accessibility as well as a generalization of Kronecker controllability indices. An output function which defines a right-invertible system without zero dynamics is shown to exist if and only if the basis of the Brunovsky form can be transformed into a system of exa... View full abstract»

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  • Robust regulation in the presence of norm-bounded uncertainty

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):147 - 153
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    We consider robust regulation (against steps and sinusoids) in the presence of unstructured uncertainty. The unstructured uncertainty is norm bounded by a constant that is given a priori. This problem is equivalent to a certain multiobjective problem where one objective is robust regulation and the other is the standard objective of H suboptimal control. It is shown that a soluti... View full abstract»

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