Applications of Robust Control to Nonlinear Systems

Author: Richard D. Colgren

Publisher: Aiaa

ISBN: 9781563476662

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 175

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This book offers a three-step approach to generating a robust nonlinear controller: modeling, synthesis, and robustness analysis. The publication is targeted to practicing engineers and graduate-level students working in guidance, information command and control systems, and CAD/CAM. The methods covered in this book allow the user to design and analyze nonlinear controllers for nonlinear systems with several important and unique characteristics: the ability to specify the closed loop systems frequency response via requirements on the sensitivity (S) and complementary sensitivity (T), the ability to directly minimize an undesirable resonance or peak in the frequency response while simultaneously closing all loops from the input to the output vector in essentially one single design step, and the ability to analyze the stability characteristics for multiple independent and dependent problem variables. The approach uniquely allows the user to achieve stable and robust performance for systems which are both unstable and contain discontinuous nonlinearities using adaptive nonlinear controllers.

Fault-tolerant Flight Control and Guidance Systems

Practical Methods for Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Author: Guillaume J. J. Ducard

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1848825617

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 268

View: 701

This book offers a complete overview of fault-tolerant flight control techniques. Discussion covers the necessary equations for the modeling of small UAVs, a complete system based on extended Kalman filters, and a nonlinear flight control and guidance system.

Advanced Autonomous Vehicle Design for Severe Environments

Author: V.V. Vantsevich,M.V. Blundell

Publisher: IOS Press

ISBN: 1614995761


Page: 408

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Classical vehicle dynamics, which is the basis for manned ground vehicle design, has exhausted its potential for providing novel design concepts to a large degree. At the same time, unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) dynamics is still in its infancy and is currently being developed using general analytical dynamics principles with very little input from actual vehicle dynamics theory. This technical book presents outcomes from the NATO Advanced Study Institute (ASI) ‘Advanced Autonomous Vehicle Design for Severe Environments’, held in Coventry, UK, in July 2014. The ASI provided a platform for world class professionals to meet and discuss leading-edge research, engineering accomplishments and future trends in manned and unmanned ground vehicle dynamics, terrain mobility and energy efficiency. The outcomes of this collective effort serve as an analytical foundation for autonomous vehicle design. Topics covered include: historical aspects, pivotal accomplishments and the analysis of future trends in on- and off-road manned and unmanned vehicle dynamics; terramechanics, soil dynamic characteristics, uncertainties and stochastic characteristics of vehicle-environment interaction for agile vehicle dynamics modeling; new methods and techniques in on-line control and learning for vehicle autonomy; fundamentals of agility and severe environments; mechatronics and cyber-physics issues of agile vehicle dynamics to design for control, energy harvesting and cyber security; and case studies of agile and inverse vehicle dynamics and vehicle systems design, including optimisation of suspension and driveline systems. The book targets graduate students, who desire to advance further in leading-edge vehicle dynamics topics in manned and unmanned ground vehicles, PhD students continuing their research work and building advanced curricula in academia and industry, and researchers in government agencies and private companies.

Advances in Machine Learning Research and Application: 2011 Edition

Author: N.A

Publisher: ScholarlyEditions

ISBN: 1464920877

Category: Computers

Page: 933

View: 5035

Advances in Machine Learning Research and Application: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Machine Learning. The editors have built Advances in Machine Learning Research and Application: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Machine Learning in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Advances in Machine Learning Research and Application: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at

Computer-aided Nonlinear Control System Design

Using Describing Function Models

Author: Amir Nassirharand

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1447121481

Category: Computers

Page: 180

View: 1392

A systematic computer-aided approach provides a versatile setting for the control engineer to overcome the complications of controller design for highly nonlinear systems. Computer-aided Nonlinear Control System Design provides such an approach based on the use of describing functions. The text deals with a large class of nonlinear systems without restrictions on the system order, the number of inputs and/or outputs or the number, type or arrangement of nonlinear terms. The strongly software-oriented methods detailed facilitate fulfillment of tight performance requirements and help the designer to think in purely nonlinear terms, avoiding the expedient of linearization which can impose substantial and unrealistic model limitations and drive up the cost of the final product. Design procedures are presented in a step-by-step algorithmic format each step being a functional unit with outputs that drive the other steps. This procedure may be easily implemented on a digital computer with example problems from mechatronic and aerospace design being used to demonstrate the techniques discussed. The author’s commercial MATLAB®-based environment, available separately from insert URL here, can be used to create simulations showing the results of using the computer-aided control system design ideas characterized in the text. Academic researchers and graduate students studying nonlinear control systems and control engineers dealing with nonlinear plant, particularly mechatronic or aerospace systems will find Computer-aided Nonlinear Control System Design to be of great practical assistance adding to their toolbox of techniques for dealing with system nonlinearities. A basic knowledge of calculus, nonlinear analysis and software engineering will enable the reader to get the best from this book.

Advances in Neural Networks

ISNN 2004 : International Symposium on Neural Networks, Dalian, China, August 19-21, 2004 : Proceedings

Author: Jun Wang

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540228438

Category: Artificial intelligence

Page: 1021

View: 9798

The two volume set LNCS 3173/3174 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the International Symposium on Neural Networks, ISNN 2004, held in Dalian, China in August 2004. The 329 papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from more than 800 submissions. The papers span the entire scope of neural computing and its applications; they are organized in 11 major topical parts on theoretical analysis; learning and optimization; support vector machines; blind source separation, independent component analysis, and principal component analysis; clustering and classification; robotics and control; telecommunications; signal image, and time series analysis; biomedical applications; detection, diagnosis, and computer security; and other applications.

Advances in Computer, Communication, Control and Automation

Author: Yanwen Wu

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642255418

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 804

View: 9713

The volume includes a set of selected papers extended and revised from the 2011 International Conference on Computer, Communication, Control and Automation (3CA 2011). 2011 International Conference on Computer, Communication, Control and Automation (3CA 2011) has been held in Zhuhai, China, November 19-20, 2011. This volume topics covered include signal and Image processing, speech and audio Processing, video processing and analysis, artificial intelligence, computing and intelligent systems, machine learning, sensor and neural networks, knowledge discovery and data mining, fuzzy mathematics and Applications, knowledge-based systems, hybrid systems modeling and design, risk analysis and management, system modeling and simulation. We hope that researchers, graduate students and other interested readers benefit scientifically from the proceedings and also find it stimulating in the process.

Recent Advances in Control of Nonlinear and Distributed Parameter Systems, Robust Control, and Aerospace Control Applications

Presented at He Winter Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Chicago, Illinois, November 27-December 2, 1988

Author: American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Winter Meeting

Publisher: N.A


Category: Control theory

Page: 209

View: 8566

Robust Aeroservoelastic Stability Analysis

Flight Test Applications

Author: Rick Lind,Marty Brenner

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1447108493

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 205

View: 1040

The series Advances in Industrial Control aims to report and encourage technology transfer in control engineering. The rapid development of control technology impacts all areas of the control discipline. New theory, new controllers, actuators, sensors, new industrial processes, computer methods, new applications, new philosophies, . . . . , new challenges. Much of this deVelopment work resides in industrial reports, feasibility study papers and the reports of advanced collaborative projects. The series offers an opportunity for researchers to present an extended exposition of such new work in all aspects of industrial control for wider and rapid dissemination. The high performance control systems applications in aerospace and astronautics almost have a tradition of exploiting the most advanced control theoretical developments first. The optimal control and ffitering paradigm associated with the names of Kalman, Bucy, Anderson and Moore found application in the astronautics of the 1960'S and 1970'S. At the beginning of the 1980'S, control theory moved on to robustness, singular values and mu-analysis. This new work was associated with the names of Zames, Doyle, Glover, Balas among others. The Advances in Industrial Control monograph series have published several volumes over the years which have archived the applications experience garnered from applying robust control to the aerospace sector problems. Rick Lind and Marty Brenner add to this set with their volume on robust aeroservoelastic stability. This volume reports the application of the structured singular value to aeroelastic and aeroservoelastic aerospace problems.

Advances in Aerospace Guidance, Navigation and Control

Selected Papers of the 1st CEAS Specialist Conference on Guidance, Navigation and Control

Author: Florian Holzapfel,Stephan Theil

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642198175

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 474

View: 1794

Over the last few decades, both the aeronautics and space disciplines have greatly influenced advances in controls, sensors, data fusion and navigation. Many of those achievements that made the word “aerospace” synonymous with “high–tech” were enabled by innovations in guidance, navigation and control. Europe has seen a strong trans-national consolidation process in aerospace over the last few decades. Most of the visible products, like commercial aircraft, fighters, helicopters, satellites, launchers or missiles, are not made by a single country – they are the fruits of cooperation. No European country by itself hosts a specialized guidance, navigation and controls community large enough to cover the whole spectrum of disciplines. However, on a European scale, mutual exchange of ideas, concepts and solutions is enriching for all. The 1st CEAS Specialist Conference on Guidance, Navigation and Control is an attempt to bring this community together. This book is a selection of papers presented at the conference. All submitted papers have gone through a formal review process in compliance with good journal practices. The best papers have been recommended by the reviewers to be published in this book.

Applied min-max approach to missile guidance and control

Author: Shaul Gutman,American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Publisher: Amer Inst of Aeronautics &

ISBN: 9781563476952

Category: Science

Page: 298

View: 1315

This book is concerned with dynamical systems under a large uncertainty, and uses a min-max approach to achieve worst-case design. The book consists of two parts. The first part deals with robust control. It begins by developing linear controls to achieve relative stability (pole clustering) under parameter uncertainty. Surprisingly, the largest robustness radius in the parameter space is sometimes discontinuous (fragile) with respect to the control parameters. Then, the book discusses the control of nonlinear uncertain systems under matching conditions. The second part uses differential games to develop optimal guidance for homing missiles against maneuvering targets. The target maneuver is bounded, but otherwise, arbitrary. Using miss distance as the cost, the book develops closed form guidance laws, as well as miss distance formulae. In this way, the control loop (autopilot) and the guidance loop are coupled. A parameter study reveals the basic difference between minimum phase (canards) and non-minimum phase (tail control) missiles. It also shows the influence of the autopilot parameters on the miss distance."

Aeronautical Engineering

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Aeronautics

Page: N.A

View: 8049

A selection of annotated references to unclassified reports and journal articles that were introduced into the NASA scientific and technical information system and announced in Scientific and technical aerospace reports (STAR) and International aerospace abstracts (IAA)