IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control

Volume 39 Issue 6 • Jun 1994

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  • Adaptively controlling nonlinear continuous-time systems using multilayer neural networks

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):1306 - 1310
    Cited by:  Papers (209)  |  Patents (1)
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    Multilayer neural networks are used in a nonlinear adaptive control problem. The plant is an unknown feedback-linearizable continuous-time system. The control law is defined in terms of the neural network models of system nonlinearities to control the plant to track a reference command. The network parameters are updated online according to a gradient learning rule with dead zone. A local converge... View full abstract»

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  • An input normal form homotopy for the L2 optimal model order reduction problem

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):1302 - 1305
    Cited by:  Papers (6)
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    In control system analysis and design, finding a reduced-order model, optimal in the L2 sense, to a given system model is a fundamental problem. The problem is very difficult without the global convergence of homotopy methods, and a homotopy based approach has been proposed. The issues are the number of degrees of freedom, the well posedness of the finite dimensional optimization proble... View full abstract»

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  • A cyclic switching strategy for parameter-adaptive control

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):1172 - 1183
    Cited by:  Papers (67)  |  Patents (6)
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    This paper introduces a new strategy, called “cyclic switching,” to deal with the well-known certainty equivalence control synthesis problem which arises in the design of identifier-based adaptive controllers because of the existence of points in parameter space where the design model ΣD, upon which certainty equivalence synthesis is based, loses stabilizability. Unlik... View full abstract»

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  • The nonlinear interactor and its application to input-output decoupling

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):1246 - 1250
    Cited by:  Papers (12)
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    The solvability of the input-output decoupling problem via pure dynamic state feedback, a special type of dynamic compensator without zeros at infinity, is investigated. A necessary and sufficient condition for the solvability of this problem is established in terms of a nonlinear interactor, a new concept in the theory of nonlinear control View full abstract»

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  • H2-optimal zeros

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):1298 - 1301
    Cited by:  Papers (9)
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    Although the problem of pole placement has received enormous attention, the problem of zero placement has been relatively neglected. The latter, however, could be of substantial importance in some design problems, such as actuators and sensors positioning. In this paper, the authors characterize the zeros that ensure H2-optimality of transfer functions and analyze qualitative properties... View full abstract»

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  • Process control and machine learning: rule-based incremental control

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):1166 - 1171
    Cited by:  Papers (11)
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    In this paper, we discuss a rule-based incremental control program which has been used for controlling a laser cutting robot and in simulation for driving a car on a track, for a car parking manoeuvre, or for parking a truck with one trailer. The core of the paper concerns a learning program, Candide, which learns to control a process without a priori knowledge about the process, by observing rand... View full abstract»

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  • Stabilizing controller design for linear systems with sensor or actuator failures

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):1224 - 1230
    Cited by:  Papers (7)
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    In this paper, the stability of the standard linear, time-invariant, multi-input multi-output unity-feedback system is investigated in the presence of either sensor or actuator failures. Any diagonal stable perturbation is included in the failure descriptions. Stabilizing controllers are synthesized for two failure classes: the first class allows at most one failure at a time; the second class req... View full abstract»

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  • Resource optimal control in some single-machine scheduling problems

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):1243 - 1246
    Cited by:  Papers (51)
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    We consider a problem to schedule a set of jobs on a single machine under the constraint that the maximum job completion time does not exceed a given limit. Before a job is released for processing, it must undergo some preprocessing treatment which consumes resources. It is assumed that the release time of a job is a positive strictly decreasing continuous function of the amount of resources consu... View full abstract»

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  • Feedback control of linear systems by multirate pulse-width modulation

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):1292 - 1297
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    In this note, sampled-data methods for modeling and control design of pulse-width modulated systems are examined. Both single-rate and multirate approaches are considered. Local controllability and observability analyses of the sampled-data models are performed, and feedback linearizability conditions for the sampled-data models are derived. Multirate nonlinear state and output feedback designs ar... View full abstract»

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  • Discrete-time compensators with loop transfer recovery

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):1259 - 1262
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    Loop transfer recovery (LTR) has gained some prominence over the last years. In this paper, the authors briefly overview the main design features of the LQG/LTR controller both at the input and at the output of the plant, using the delta operator formulation developed in Middleton and Goodwin (1990). Two discrete-time compensators with LTR capability are then derived following the LTR design appro... View full abstract»

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  • Optimal mixed sensitivity for SISO-distributed plants

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):1150 - 1165
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    The authors extend previous results for the single-input/single-output (SISO) mixed sensitivity problem for distributed parameter systems to a more general setting in which the transfer function of the plant to be controlled has both irrational stable and irrational unstable parts. These developments were originally motivated by the computation of the infimal H∞-norm of the weight... View full abstract»

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  • Global regulation of flexible joint robots using approximate differentiation

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):1222 - 1224
    Cited by:  Papers (96)
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    Tomei (1991) presented a globally asymptotically stable PD regulator for robots with flexible joints. A drawback of this scheme is that, as is well known, noise in velocity measurements degrades performance, and numerical differentiation is inaccurate for low and high speeds. On the other hand, approximate differentiation, replacing the derivative operator p by the high pass filter (bp/p+a), is co... View full abstract»

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  • Efficient algorithm for a class of least squares estimation problems

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):1241 - 1243
    Cited by:  Papers (3)
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    A computationally efficient algorithm for solving least squares estimation problems is proposed. It is well suited for problems with the normal equation matrix factorizable in terms of Kronecker's products. Three classes of identification problems factorizable in this sense are pointed out. Computational complexity of the algorithm and its robustness against round off errors is also discussed View full abstract»

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  • Disturbance decoupled observer design: a unified viewpoint

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):1338 - 1341
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    This paper is concerned with the observer design for linear systems with unknown inputs. An equivalent system, which is free of unknown inputs, is derived for the purpose of the observer design. Based on the equivalent system description, one can design an observer (full order, reduced order, minimal order or functional) for linear systems with unknown inputs using well-known techniques. It is sho... View full abstract»

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  • A ripple free sampled-data robust servomechanism controller using exponential hold

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):1287 - 1291
    Cited by:  Papers (3)
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    In a general command tracking and disturbance rejection problem, it is known that a sampled-data controller using zero-order hold may only guarantee the asymptotic tracking at the sampling instances, but cannot smooth out the ripples between the sampling instances. In this paper, a sampled-data robust servomechanism controller using exponential hold is developed for guaranteeing the asymptotic tra... View full abstract»

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  • Steady-state behavior in the vibrational control of a class of nonlinear systems by AP-forcing

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):1255 - 1258
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    Vibrational control is an open-loop control technique that uses zero mean parametric vibrations for shaping the response of a linear or nonlinear dynamical system. Several theoretical results are available, based on averaging techniques, assuring the possibility of modifying the equilibrium properties of a system. For nonlinear systems, computational difficulties arise and theoretical results cann... View full abstract»

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  • H control of systems under norm bounded uncertainties in all system matrices

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):1320 - 1322
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    This paper concerns H∞ control of systems under norm bounded uncertainties in all the system matrices. This is an extension of the work by Xie et al.(1992), where only the A matrix is allowed to be uncertain. It is found that the problem shares the same formulation with the H∞ control problem for systems without uncertainties. It can also be viewed as reducing the... View full abstract»

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  • A robust algorithm for random parameter tracking

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):1211 - 1221
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    An algorithm for tracking time-varying parameters is studied. It is shown to be exponentially stable independently of the choice of algorithm parameters. We derive some useful nonasymptotic estimates for the tracking error and develop the asymptotically optimal version of the method View full abstract»

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  • Integrated probabilistic data association

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):1237 - 1241
    Cited by:  Papers (217)
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    This paper presents an integrated probabilistic data association algorithm which provides recursive formulas for both data association and track quality (probability of track existence), allowing track initiation and track termination to be fully integrated into the association and smoothing algorithm. Integrated probabilistic data association is of similar computational complexity to probabilisti... View full abstract»

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  • An algorithm for computing value sets of uncertain transfer functions in factored real form

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):1268 - 1273
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    An algorithm is given for the fast computation of the value sets of uncertain transfer functions, including parametric uncertainty in factored real form and multiplicative unstructured uncertainty. The uncertain parameters are assumed to belong to compact intervals. Elementary value sets are computed for each factor. Vector addition and edge detection in the logarithmic complex plane are used to c... View full abstract»

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  • Extended horizon liftings for stable inversion of nonminimum-phase systems

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):1333 - 1338
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    The lifting of Lozano (1989) is generalized and shown to be one in a large class of liftings which enjoy the same zero annihilation properties (i.e., placement of transmission zeros to the origin). The new class of liftings allows for longer horizons and leads to plant-inverse controllers for nonminimum-phase systems having significantly reduced control gains and peak torque requirements View full abstract»

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  • The Kalman-Bucy filter in the guaranteed estimation problem

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):1282 - 1286
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    The optimal guaranteed a priori estimation problem is considered. The Kalman-Bucy filter is used for the approximate solving of this problem. The analytical estimate for the nonoptimality degree of the Kalman-Bucy filter is obtained. This estimate is determined by the Kalman-Bucy filter characteristics only. Thus the Kalman-Bucy filter efficiency can be established without accurate solving of the ... View full abstract»

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  • Robust Kalman filtering for uncertain discrete-time systems

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):1310 - 1314
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    This paper is concerned with the problem of a Kalman filter design for uncertain discrete-time systems. The system under consideration is subjected to time-varying norm-bounded parameter uncertainty in both the state and output matrices. The problem addressed is the design of a linear filter such that the variance of the filtering error is guaranteed to be within a certain bound for all admissible... View full abstract»

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  • Identification of alternating renewal electric load models from energy measurements

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):1184 - 1196
    Cited by:  Papers (11)
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    In statistical load modeling methodologies, aggregate electric load behavior is derived by propagating the ensemble statistics of an individual load process which is representative of the loads in the aggregate. Such a modeling philosophy tends to yield models whereby if physical meaning is present at the elemental level, it is preserved at the aggregate level. This property is essential for appli... View full abstract»

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  • Necessary and sufficient conditions for the Hurwitz and Schur stability of interval matrices

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):1251 - 1255
    Cited by:  Papers (65)
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    Establishes a set of new sufficient conditions for the Hurwitz and Schur stability of interval matrices. The authors use these results to establish necessary and sufficient conditions for the Hurwitz and Schur stability of interval matrices. The authors relate the above results to the existence of quadratic Lyapunov functions for linear time-invariant systems with interval-valued coefficient matri... View full abstract»

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