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How to check if a matrix transfer function is in Hardy-infinity space?

Just like the question says. For instance if I have a matrix transfer function $$\mathbf{G}(s) = \begin{bmatrix}s & -s \\ T & s \\ \end{bmatrix}$$ where $T$ is a positive constant, how can I ...
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Is a feedback system with an unstable component and the other component being zero internally stable?

So let's consider a system like I described, say looking like such: Where $K, P_{1}$ and $P_{2}$ are all multivariable transfer function matrices. In this case technically it could be presented as ...
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finding extermal on old exam questions? [on hold]

I ran into a question that wants to find Extermal of following function: $$\int_0^2 \frac{ \dot{x}^2}{x^3} dt \quad \text{ with }\quad x(0)=1,\;x(2)=4$$ who can help me how we can solve this old ...
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Roll PID Control for quadcopter

I'm trying to implement with simulink a PD controller for my quadcopter. I use a simplified model, and for the roll case I have $ I_x * \phi = L $, where L is the roll torque. So, the transfer ...
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A $w$ system to stabilize.

I have the following system to be stabilized: \begin{equation} \begin{aligned}\dot{w}=Aw+Bv \\& A=\left( \begin{array}{ccc} 1 & 1 & 2 \\ 1 & 2 & 3 \\ 1 & 2 & 0 \\ ...
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Oscillations of a feedback interconnection

I have a feedback interconnection described via the following transfer function $G(s)=\frac{1}{s^3+5s^2+6s+1}$ and the nonlinearity $\psi(e)=\text{sgn}(e)$. I have used the describing function method ...
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How is an ODE a consistency condition?

I was reading a text on Optimal Control Theory by E. Todorov, when I came accross this passage (on page 10): An ODE is a consistency condition which singles out specific trajectories without ...
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What is the largest invariant set?

I think the largest invariant set is on other than $\{x:\dot{x}=0\}$, is this correct, is there other way to establish the largest invariant set? Please give an example.
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Is this system stable?

I got this control system with such dynamics: \begin{equation} \dot{x}(t)=-\frac{\partial{H(x)}}{\partial{x}},~H\geq 0,~H(x)=0\Rightarrow x=0 \end{equation} $x(t)$ is a $n$-dimension vector, ...
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How to show that the delay margin is zero if the open loop gain $|L(i\infty)| \geq 1$?

How to show that the delay margin is zero if the open loop gain $|L(i\infty)| \geq 1$ ? Where $L(s)$ is the open loop transfer function and the delay margin is the amount of time delay for the system ...
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Decibel adjustment on Bode diagram

Say we have the system $G(s) = 1/(s+1)^3$ with break frequency $\omega_b = 1$. Can someone explain to me why we should expect $|G(\omega_b)|$ to be $3$ dB below the low frequency asymptote, rather ...
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Why doesn't superposition imply linearity? Why is homogeneity needed?

If I have a function which satisfies superposition I know $f(x_1+x_2)=f(x_1)+f(x_2)$. If I had now an element making f inhomogeneous ($f(0)\neq0$) this element would occur once on the left hand side ...
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state-space reduction

I am confused about state-space reduction. I learned it in the class but am not skilled in it. If $A,B,C,D$ matrices are given with values, we can 1. find its controllability matrix to see if ...
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State space representation involving derivatives of input

We have the system $y''=-7y'-12y-u'-2u$ If we choose $x_1=y,x_2=y'$ we can write the system as $x'=Ax + Bu \\ y= Cx$ Finding A is easy, but how do I find expressions for $B$ and $C$ when we have ...
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Does this violate the notion of positive definiteness?

From a previous course in linear algebra, I was taught that a function is positive definite if it satisfies $$\left< \vec x \mid v(\vec x) \mid \vec x\right> > 0 $$ In simpler notation, ...
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Geometric interpretation of PBH test

I need to find geometric interpretation of PBH test i.e. for any space X isomorphic to R^n and U isomorphic to R^m. A is a linear operator from X to X and B is a linear operator from U to X. Prove ...
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Final value theorem for closed system

We have a system with output given by $\frac{Y(s)}{R(s)} = \frac{F(s)G(s)}{1+F(s)G(s)}$ where $F(s)G(s) = K\frac{s+1}{s^2+s+1}$. Let $K=4$ and $R(s) = 10/s$. Using the final value theorem, ...
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Determine bounds for BIBO stable system

Let $\dot{x} = A x + B u$, $y = x$ be a BIBO (bounded input, bounded output) stable system. Given an output bound $y_l \leq y(t) \leq y_h$, how can we determine the maximum input bound $u_l \leq u(t) ...
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Optimal control with gaussian noise

I would really appreciate some help on this. I know how to solve a scalar linear system, but when it comes to computing the integral of a product between a probability distribution and a function ...
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Final value of 1/(( s+2 )² * (s² - s + 1)) in the time domain

The original question is given as $$\frac {d^3y}{dt^3}+y=u=(1-t)e^{-2t}$$ The initial value y(0) = 0 and the same for all derivatives of y. Determine Y(s) What happens to u(t) and y(t) when ...
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How to find the $H_2$ norm of MIMO system in matlab

$K$ is given. $A,B_1, B_2, C_1, C_2, D$ are also given. I want to find the following: $P_{11}, P_{12}, P_{21}, P_{22}$ And use the resulte in 1., to find the $H_2$ norm of the system: ...
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Question about nested conditional expectation.

Question 1: I am interested in finding out, why the following is or is not the case: $\mathbb{E}\left[ \mathbb{E} \left[( X_k|(Y_0,Y_1,...,Y_{k-1}) )|( Y_k|(Y_0,Y_1,...,Y_{k-1}) ...
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How to find a partial derivative with respect to a matrix?

Let we have a $2\times2$ matrix $A=\begin{bmatrix}a_1&a_2\\a_3&a_4\end{bmatrix}$, a $1\times2$ matrix $C$, and a $2\times1$ matrix $X$. How can we calculate derivative of $CAX$ with respect to ...
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What exactly is a random disturbance in control theory?

I'm embarrassed to even ask but... I frequently see this word used in articles about dynamical systems, but not until now have I questioned what it really is. I understand that it is opposite of a ...
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stabilizable ,detectable and regulator

Assume that $(A_2,B_2)$ is stabilizable and $(C,A)$ is detectable then there exist aregulator if the equation $TA_1-A_2T-B_2V=A_3$ $D_1+D_2T+EV=0$ have solution (T,V).if $A_1$ is antisatable the ...
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Kronecker Product and state space

I am reading a paper, and one step of it seems like the following: If $S_1 = $ Then, $I \otimes S_1$ = How to show it? (Suppose dimension of all of them are correct. $I$ is the ...
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Multiplication of transfer function

If I have the following: How do I show the following: $P_{11} = G_{11} + G_{12}\hat Y\tilde MG_{21}$ is: I am stuck in this complicated system. Or, the other simpler one: ...
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transfer matrices times a real-valued matrix in Matlab

I am a beginner in matlab. My question is: I want to do the following thing: where $A,B,C,D$ are all $3 \times 3$ matrices. So the transfer matrix should be a $3 \times 3$ matrix. $K$ is a $3 ...
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Is multiplication commutative in the laplace domain?

I'm studying control theory and saw this picture explaining some of the basic rules. My question is if we could also say that Y(s) = (G2(s) * G1(s)) * U(s) Or Y(s) = U(s) * G2(s) * G1(s) I'm ...
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Shortest path in the plane under derivative constraint

A colleague posed a toy problem to me today that degenerates to finding the curve y(x) of shortest length than connects two points in the plane (WLOG: y(0) = 0, y(a) = b), such that y'(0) = 0. This ...
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Control theory: when does $G(s) = \frac{1}{P_\lambda(A)}$

In other words, under what condition is the system transfer function G(s) = Y(s)/U(s) equivalent to the reciprocal of the characteristic equation of the $A$ matrix in state space realization?
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Z-transform and$ H_2$ space

The following is from the preliminaries of a paper. Let $\mathbb{D} = \{z \in \mathbb{C} : |z|<1\}$ be the unit disc of complex numbers. A function $G:(\mathbb{C} \cup \{\infty\})\backslash ...
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Transfer function of differential eqaution

I'm trying to find out the transfer function of simple differential equation: $$a_0\dot y + a_1y=b_0x+b_1$$ The problem is i have no idea what to do with $b_1$. If we apply the Laplace transform ...
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Transfer function for double cart system

System: Define X2 = Y2; I've described the system with the following diff equation: $$f_{tot} = m_1\ddot{x_1} + k(x_2-x_1)+m_2\ddot{x_2}+B(\dot{x_2}-\dot{x_1})$$ where m1, m2, k and B are Cart ...
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Does the iteration $e_i^\top x_{t+1} = \max_j e_i^{\top} (\alpha A^j x_{t} + b^j)$ converge?

Given a constant $0 < \alpha < 1$, a matrix $A \in R^{n \times n}$ and a vector $b \in \mathbb{R}^n$, it is well-known that a sufficient condition for the iteration $x_{t+1} = \alpha A x_t + b$ ...
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Direct vs Indirect Learning Control

What is the difference between direct and indirect learning control? I found the following comments on direct and indirect control in this paper by Wang, Gao, and Doyle: "Survey on iterative learning ...
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Masters thesis topics in iterative learning control (ILC)?

Looking for ideas on thesis topics in iterative learning control or repetitive control. One topic of interest thus is far is ILC of discrete-time nonlinear systems. Any thoughts or recommendations ...
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Upper bound for affine differential equation

Let $\frac{dx}{dt} = a x + b$ be a stable affine differential equation where $a \in \mathbb{R}^-,b \in \mathbb{R}$ and let $c \in \mathbb{R}^-, d \in \mathbb{R}^+$. How can we determine a maximum ...
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Understanding controllability indices

I'm teaching myself linear control systems through various online materials and the book Linear Systems Theory and Design by Chen. I'm trying to understand controllability indices. Chen says that ...
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If $\|u\|^2 = c^2$, then $\|\dot x\|^2 \to a $ for $\ddot x = -\dot x + u(t)$?

I am dealing with the next simple equation $$ \ddot x = -\dot x + u(t), $$ where $u, x\in\mathbb{R}^m$, with $m \geq 1$, and I am wondering if for $\|u\|^2 = c^2 > 0$ then $\|\dot x\|^2\to a$, ...
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What does linearization do in MATLAB's PID tuner?

I noticed that the PID tuner from MATLAB has a linearizatin step before tuning. What does this linearization step do? And why we have to linearize a model in PID tuning?
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Convolution of unit impulse with impulse response

I have a question that's been bothering me. If we can convolve any arbitrary input with a system's impulse response to get the system's total response for that input, then if we convolve the impulse ...
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Controllability of a pair of matrices

If the pair $(A,B)$ is controllable, then is the pair $(A^{2},(A+I)B)$ controllable? The question becomes more interesting if there exists $(A,B)$ is uncontrollable, but the pair $(A^{2},(A+I)B)$ ...
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Control theory: Why doesn't the separation principle hold in nonlinear control theory?

It is widely known in control that separation principle is one of the best tool for pole placement and design of stabilizing controller in linear system. Many results also note the inability of ...
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Stochastic control with stopping times

Given a wealth process that evolves as $$d w_t = r w_t dt + \theta_t ( \sigma dW_t + (\mu-r) dt) - c_t dt.$$ and smooth functions $u,F: [0, +\infty) \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$, how can we optimise the ...
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Effect of a simple pole vs complex conjugate poles

If $H(s)$ is a transfer function and it has just one pole in $s = p$, $p \in \mathbf{R}$, $$H(s) = \displaystyle \frac{H_0}{(s - p)}$$ the frequency response is $20 \log_{10} |H(j\omega)|$. With ...
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(Still open) Convergence of a certain matrix product representing a class of piecewise linear dynamical systems.

Consider a discrete-time dynamical system of the following kind. Assume $x(t) \in \mathbb{R}^n$. $x(t+1) = A_{\Omega(x(t))} x(t)\quad$ where $\quad A_i = \left [ \begin{array}{c|c} 1 & 0\\ \hline ...
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PID controller convergence

Is there any material anywhere on convergence of PID controllers? Ie, if we formalize the "plant process" in some way, like $y_{t+1} = f(x_t,y_t)$ (in other words, the process value at a given time ...
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What is the Laplace transform transfer function of affine expression $\dot x = bu + c$?

For the one dimensional case, with $a, b, c$ being real constants, $u$ being the system input, $x$ the state, what is the Laplace transfer function of: $$\dot x = bu + c$$ Ideally I'm looking for ...
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Recover a specific solution from the general solution of the Riccati equation.

Consider the equation $XAX - AX = 0$, where $A,X$ are square $n \times n$ real matrices. We know $A$ and assume for simplicity it is diagonable. We want to solve the equation for $X$. We have $XAX - ...