Homogeneous Polynomial Forms for Robustness Analysis of Uncertain Systems

Author: Graziano Chesi
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1848827814
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This book presents a number of techniques for robustness analysis of uncertain systems. In it, convex relaxations for several robustness problems are derived by exploiting and providing new results on the theory of homogenous polynomial forms.

Systems and Control Theory for Power Systems

Author: Joe H. Chow
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780387944388
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This IMA Volume in Mathematics and its Applications SYSTEMS AND CONTROL THEORY FOR POWER SYSTEMS is based on the proceedings of a workshop that was an integral part of the 1992-93 IMA program on "Control Theory." We thank Joe H. Chow, Petar V. Kokotovic, and Robert J. Thomas for organizing the workshop and editing the proceedings. We also take this opportunity to thank the National Science Foundation and the Army Research Office, whose financial support made the workshop possible. A vner Friedman Willard Miller, Jr. Xl PREFACE Power systems are rich in control and mathematical problems. The presentations given at the Control and Systems Theory in Power Systems Workshop held at IMA in March, 1993, clearly supported that claim. In this volume, we have collected 17 papers from the workshop. For papers with co-authors, the first author was the presenter. These papers deal with several topics of high current interest in power systems: modeling, stability, control, robustness, and computing. Power system modeling is contained in several papers. Sauer's paper presents a time-scale analysis of load models using transient algebraic cir cuits. Ahmed-Zaid applies the same time-scale method to obtain reduced models of synchronous and induction machines. Chow's paper contains recent algorithms for identifying slow coherent groups of machines and ag gregating the coherent machines. Vittal's paper develops an uncertainty model for analyzing system stability with respect to variations in loads and power transfer.

The Control Handbook

Author: William S. Levine
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780849385704
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This is the biggest, most comprehensive, and most prestigious compilation of articles on control systems imaginable. Every aspect of control is expertly covered, from the mathematical foundations to applications in robot and manipulator control. Never before has such a massive amount of authoritative, detailed, accurate, and well-organized information been available in a single volume. Absolutely everyone working in any aspect of systems and controls must have this book!

Robust Control of Uncertain Dynamic Systems

Author: Rama K. Yedavalli
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461491320
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This textbook aims to provide a clear understanding of the various tools of analysis and design for robust stability and performance of uncertain dynamic systems. In model-based control design and analysis, mathematical models can never completely represent the “real world” system that is being modeled, and thus it is imperative to incorporate and accommodate a level of uncertainty into the models. This book directly addresses these issues from a deterministic uncertainty viewpoint and focuses on the interval parameter characterization of uncertain systems. Various tools of analysis and design are presented in a consolidated manner. This volume fills a current gap in published works by explicitly addressing the subject of control of dynamic systems from linear state space framework, namely using a time-domain, matrix-theory based approach. This book also: Presents and formulates the robustness problem in a linear state space model framework. Illustrates various systems level methodologies with examples and applications drawn from aerospace, electrical and mechanical engineering. Provides connections between lyapunov-based matrix approach and the transfer function based polynomial approaches. Robust Control of Uncertain Dynamic Systems: A Linear State Space Approach is an ideal book for first year graduate students taking a course in robust control in aerospace, mechanical, or electrical engineering.

Discrete Control Systems

Author: Yoshifumi Okuyama
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1447156676
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Discrete Control Systems establishes a basis for the analysis and design of discretized/quantized control systems for continuous physical systems. Beginning with the necessary mathematical foundations and system-model descriptions, the text moves on to derive a robust stability condition. To keep a practical perspective on the uncertain physical systems considered, most of the methods treated are carried out in the frequency domain. As part of the design procedure, modified Nyquist–Hall and Nichols diagrams are presented and discretized proportional–integral–derivative control schemes are reconsidered. Schemes for model-reference feedback and discrete-type observers are proposed. Although single-loop feedback systems form the core of the text, some consideration is given to multiple loops and nonlinearities. The robust control performance and stability of interval systems (with multiple uncertainties) are outlined. Finally, the monograph describes the relationship between feedback-control and discrete event systems. The nonlinear phenomena associated with practically important event-driven systems are elucidated. The dynamics and stability of finite-state and discrete-event systems are defined. Academic researchers interested in the uses of discrete modelling and control of continuous systems will find Discrete Control Systems instructive. The inclusion of end-of-chapter problems also makes the book suitable for use in self study either by professional control engineers or graduate students supplementing a more formal regimen of learning.

Networked Control Systems

Author: Fei-Yue Wang
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1848002157
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Networked control systems (NCS) confer advantages of cost reduction, system diagnosis and flexibility, minimizing wiring and simplifying the addition and replacement of individual elements; efficient data sharing makes taking globally intelligent control decisions easier with NCS. The applications of NCS range from the large scale of factory automation and plant monitoring to the smaller networks of computers in modern cars, places and autonomous robots. Networked Control Systems presents recent results in stability and robustness analysis and new developments related to networked fuzzy and optimal control. Many chapters contain case-studies, experimental, simulation or other application-related work showing how the theories put forward can be implemented. The state-of-the art research reported in this volume by an international team of contributors makes it an essential reference for researchers and postgraduate students in control, electrical, computer and mechanical engineering and computer science.

Robust Control

Author: Jürgen Ackermann
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 144710207X
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New results, fresh ideas and new applications in automotive and flight control systems are presented in this second edition of Robust Control. The book presents parametric methods and tools for the simultaneous design of several representative operating conditions and several design specifications in the time and frequency domains. It also covers methods for robustness analysis that guarantee the desired properties for all possible values of the plant uncertainty. A lot of practical application experience enters into the case studies of driver support systems that avoid skidding and rollover of cars, automatic car steering systems, flight controllers for unstable aircraft and engine-out controllers. The book also shows the historic roots of the methods, their limitations and research needs in robust control.

Robust Control Design

Author: Theodore E. Djaferis
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461522935
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To a large extent, our lives on this earth depend on systems that operate auto matically. Manysuchsystems can be found in nature and others are man made. These systems can be biological, electrical, mechanical, chemical, or ecological, to namejust a few categories. Our human body is full ofsystems whose conti nued automatic operation is vital for our existence. On a daily basis we come in contact with man made systems whose automatic operation ensures increa sed productivity, promotes economic development and improves the quality of life. A primary component that is responsible for the automatic operation of a system is a device or mechanism called the controller. In man made systems one must first design and then implement such a controller either as a piece of hardware or as software code in a computer. The safe and efficient automatic operation of such systems is testimony to the success of control theorists and practitioners over the years. This book presents new methods {or controller design. The process ofdeveloping a controller or control strategy can be dramatically improved if one can generate an appropriate dynamic model for the system under consideration. Robust control design deals with the question of how to develop such controllers for system models with uncertainty. In many cases dynamic models can be expressed in terms oflinear, time invariant differential equations or transfer functions.