Control theory is an interdisciplinary branch of engineering and mathematics that deals with the behavior of dynamical systems with inputs. The external input of a system is called the reference. When one or more output variables of a system need to follow a certain reference over time, a controller ...

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Solving algebraic Riccati Like equation using Newtons method

I am trying to solve the following equation for $P$ $0=X(t)^{\rm T}\left(Y^{\rm T}P+PY-\gamma P-PZR^{-1}Z^{\rm T}P+S^{\rm T}QS\right)X(t)+\mu^{\rm T}R\mu,$ where $Y\in\mathbb{R}^{n\times n}$, $Z\in\...
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Gradient of piece wise constant quantum control problem to steer system evolution to a target state

I'm looking for an exact gradient for the piece wise constant control of a quantum system to steer it towards a desired state at time T. It is worth mentioning, the Hamiltonians have been expanded ...
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What is the difference between surface and algebraic curve in general?

The question may seem dumb at first glance. But I couldn't figure out a satisfying answer after some research. A friend of mine told me that in an interview, she was asked to explain the sliding mode ...
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Why are Lyapunov functions always quadratic?

Consider stable linear system $\dot x= Ax + Bu$. We’ll show that the Lyapunov bound is tight with $V (z) = z^T W^{−1}z$. Multiply $AW_c + W_c A^T + B B^T = 0$ on left & right by ${W_c}^{−1}$ to ...
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Differences between Nyquist plot and polar curve

Which are the differences between Polar curve and Nyquist plot in System Control Theory? I wasn't able to figure it out myself. Are they the same thing? As googling for these two concept returned ...
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Bounds on a system of coupled ODEs

Suppose we have a $1$-dimensional differential inequality $$\frac{dx}{dt} \leq x - x^3 $$ We can apply the Comparison principle to claim that if $y(t)$ is the solution to $\frac{dy}{dt} = y - y^3$, ...
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Solving one Systems Equations, Research Level Questions?!

We have three equations as follows: $A_p=F \cos(\alpha+ \phi) - \mu N^{'}_{S_1} - \mu N_{S_1} - W \sin \theta = m ( \ddot x - r \ddot \theta (\sin (\gamma+ \phi)) )$ $B_p=F \cos(\alpha+ \phi) - \mu ...
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Is it true that a rational transfer function without RHP pole must be square integratable?

I am stuck with a problem: For a rational transfer function without RHP pole, for example $$H(s)=\frac{(-z_0 + s)(-z_1+s)\cdots(-z_n+s)}{(-p_0+s)(-p_1+s)\cdots(-p_m+s)}$$ where $Re\{p_i\}<0$ and $...
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Sequential Loop Closing - SIMO

I have studied Sequential Loop Closing or SLC in context of MIMO systems. Closing the loops sequentially while taking care of interactions make sense for a square MIMO systems. But does any theory ...
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Bode Sensitivity Integral

The bode sensitivity integral is well known for linear control systems. To state it in simplistic terms, Any system $L$ with relative degree $2$ or more satisfies the following equation for the ...
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Projection of periodic trajectories

Let $(\bar x(t),\bar u(t)),\, t\in [0,1]$ solution of $$ \left \{ \begin{array}{l} \dot x_1 (t) = u(t)\, f(x(t)) \\ \dot x_2 (t) = u(t)\\ x_1(0) = 0, x_1(1)=1 \\ x_2(0) = x_2(1) \end{array} \right. $$ ...
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Lyapunov function guarantees local exponential stability

can someone give me a proof of http://nptel.ac.in/courses/101108047/module13/Lecture%2031.pdf page 15? Suppose all conditions for asymptotic stability are satisfied. In addition to it, suppose $\...
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Find parameter $k_f$ for which steady-state error equals $0$

$u(t)=t, G_0(s)=\frac{k_p}{s}, G_R(s)=k_f$ Find parameter $k_f$ for which steady-state error equals 0 Finding $E(s)$ $$E(s) = U(s)*\frac{1}{1+\frac{k_p}{s}*k_f} = \frac{1}{s^2+k_pk_f*s}$$ Steady-...
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Is there a strategy for discrete control of a system with dynamics near sample rate?

I'm trying to control a system where the controller sample rate is physically fixed and the plant has significant dynamics on the same order as the sample rate. I understand that one would prefer to ...
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Fourth order filter with assigned poles

I need a bit of reverse engineering here, basic one. I want to design a 4th order filter and indeed I already did it but I don't remember how I did it. I know that my poles need to be in $p1, p2, ...
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What is the difference between the infinity norm of a transfer function and the infinity norm of a matrix

I am studying robust control system, and get confused with the following two definitions of infinity norm. (G(jw) is the transfer function of a MIMO system) [1] $$\left \| G \right \| _\infty = \max \...
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How do I get this dynamics to follow this trajectory?

Given this dynamics: $$x_{k+1} = x_k + a\cos(u_k)$$ $$y_{k+1} = y_k + a\sin(u_k)/\cos(x_k) $$ I want the input that would make this system ($x$ and $y$ states) follow this trajectory (lemniscate): $...
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Lyapunov function suggestion for a system

Can you please suggest a Lyapunov function to prove the stability of the following system: \begin{equation} \dot x=-\frac{\partial f(x)}{\partial x}-a \lambda - \lambda P u\\ \dot \lambda=(a+Pu)^\top ...
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Lyapunov equation, uniqueness, stability.

With respect to $\dot{x}(t)=Ax(t)+Bu(t)$, and $u=-Kx(t)$, and $K=R^{-1}B^{\rm T}P$, where P solution of $\tilde{A}^{\rm T}P+P\tilde{A}+Q+PBR^{-1}B^{\rm T}P$, where $\tilde{A}=A-BK$. I believe that, ...
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How to programatically solve the optimal control problem?

I have to programatically (write a program) find a control function $u(\cdot)$ to minimize the following functional: $$ J(u,x) = \int_0^T { f_0(x(t), u(t), t)}dt + \Phi(x(0)) \rightarrow \min$$ ...
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How to describe orbits of vector fields?

Let $X(x)=Ax$ be the linear vector field in $\mathbb{R}^3$ defined by the matrix $$A= \begin{pmatrix} 0&-1&0\\ 1&0&0\\ 0&0&0 \end{pmatrix} $$ and $Y$ be the constant vector ...
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System control of an induction heated system

Previous Question i understand i asked my previous question regarding this topic the wrong way. thou before i had time to respond the question was closed. On the other side i couldn't rephrase my ...
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Is the controllability gramian always positive definite?

I am trying to understand the balanced truncation algorithm and have some trouble distinguishing between controllability matrix and controllability gramian. If my understanding is correct, a linear ...
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Compute H-infinity norm in Matlab

Please can someone write a command in Matlab for calculating $H_{\infty}$ norm for the following system: $$\frac{d}{dt}z(t)=Az(t)+Bu(t)+Fw(t)$$ $$y(t)=Cz(t)+Du(t)$$ where $A$, $B$, $C$, $D$, and $F$ ...
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Control of Nonlinear Cascaded systems

For control of cascaded linearized system, my objective is to design a stabilizing controller. For stability and performance analysis of such structures, I have been trying to find a book where such ...
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Bandwidth from a transfer function

Currently I'm having problem wrapping my head around the following. Suppose you have a dynamical system described by the transfer function $$ G(s)=\frac{as}{(s+b)(s+c)} $$ depending on the variables $...
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How to interpret multi-conditional piecewise functions.

I'm trying to simulate hysteresis and the its inverse for a control problem. This is a model found in [Tao & Kokotovic, Adaptive Control Systems with Actuator and Sensor Nonlinearities] to ...
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Finding range of values for gain for which dominant time constant of stable system is less than 0.2s

I have a system with transfer function W(s) = K * 1/(s*(s+2)^2). Based on its root locus, I need to find range of values for gain K for which dominant time constant of stable system is less than 0.2s.
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Matrix transformation for linear state-space systems

In http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/electrical-engineering-and-computer-science/6-241j-dynamic-systems-and-control-spring-2011/lecture-notes/MIT6_241JS11_lec12.pdf on pages 11-12 it is said: For a stable ...
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asymptotic stability with exact feedback and feedback with measurement errors

I'm trying to show global asymptotic stability (GAS) for a system with a feedback controller. I managed to show GAS for the perfect feedback signal, that is $$\gamma(x(t)) = K_p x_1(t) + K_d x_2(t).$$...
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Optimal control with state-dependnet solution

I'm trying to solve the following control problem $$ \begin{eqnarray*} \max & & \int_{0}^{T}\sum_{i=1}^{2}-c_{i}(x_{i}-u_{i})^{+}\\ s.t. & & \dot{x}_{i}=\alpha_{i}-\beta_{i}\min(u_{...
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What is the domain and codomain of a transfer function? [closed]

Let's say I have the transfer function- $\textbf{H}(j\omega)=\cfrac{1}{1+j\omega RC}$ Where does this function map to and from, and can it be plotted visually?
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Demonstration involving inequality of traces of product of psd matrix

Let, $ \forall i \in [1, N]: P_i \in \mathbb{R}^{n \times n}, P_i \succ 0, w_i \in \mathbb{R}, \bar{P} = \sum_{i=1}^N w_i P_i$. Then, I want to demonstrate that $ \sum_{i=1}^N w_i \operatorname{tr}\...
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Rank of square matrix $A$ with $a_{ij}=\lambda_j^{p_i}$, where $p_i$ is an increasing sequence

Let $$ A = \begin{bmatrix} \lambda_1^{p_1} & \lambda_2^{p_1} & \cdots & \lambda_n^{p_1} \\ \lambda_1^{p_2} & \lambda_2^{p_2} & \cdots & \lambda_n^{p_2} \\ \lambda_1^{p_3}...
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Python - CVXOPT: What exactly should I check for G when "Rank(A) < p or Rank([G; A]) < n” exception is thrown?

I am new to using the CVXOPT module for Python and would definitely appreciate any illumination as to why the exception is thrown for my problem. (Also my first time posting a problem anywhere, so ...
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LQR problem with interaction term between state and control

Consider the usual linear process $x_{t+1} =Ax_t+Bu_t+Cw_{t+1}$ where $w_t$ is an independent and identically distributed $N(0,I)$ process. The objective is $$ V=E\sum_{t=0}^\infty \beta^t(x_t'Qx_t + ...
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Stuck relating the input to output (Transfer function)

i want to find the transfer function of a differential equation (given below) $\ddot\theta = a [ ([b\times Xin] - bk\dot\theta) - \ddot\theta] - c\phi $ (where $\phi$ and $\theta$ are time ...
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Mathematics for Guidance, navigation and control

I'm finishing my math degree this week and have been looking for some subject to practice and study on my own while I'm doing some work as a programmer. I'm interested in getting my master's later but ...
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Transfer function unity and output function poles are related?

By solving a few examples, I found the pattern that, given a differential equation in $y(t)$ and $x(t)$, where $y(t)$ can be called the input and $x(t)$ the output, if we make the condition that $y(t) ...
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How to use Newton's method for finding fixed points in Poincare maps.

As a homework I have to reproduce the numerical method given in the paper. Where there's the system $$ \dot{u}=f(u)+s(t)\\\\u=(u_1,u_2,u_3)\in\mathbb{R}^3$$ and $s(t)=(0,0,\sum_{k=0}^{\infty}d\delta(t-...
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Say whether an LTI system is controllable or not, without the controllability matrix

I have matrix $\mathbf{A}=\begin{bmatrix}2 & 1 & 0 & 0 \\ 0 & 2 & 0 &0 \\ 0 & 0 & -1 &0 \\0 & 0 & 0 &-2\end{bmatrix}$ and vector $\mathbf{b}=\begin{...
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Maximizing the Nullity of a Symbolic Gram Matrix

I have a symbolic gram matrix, that is, a matrix $AA^T$ with some entries being variables. I would like to find a solution for my variables which maximizes the nullity of this matrix, or equivalently, ...
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Inverse Vectorization Vec^-1

Hope that you will find this post in good health. I am Mr. Adnan from Pakistan with research background in Control systems. I am working on one problem in which Hadamard weights are using. During ...
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Distributed control problem which involves the p-Laplacian operator

Someone could help me to deduce the optimality system for the optimal control problem: \begin{align} &\min_{u\in L^{2}(\Omega)} J(u)=\frac12\int_{\Omega}|y_{u}-y_{d}|^{2}dx+\frac{\nu}{2}\int_{\...
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A question about the “state-transition-matrix” of a physical system,

Here's a simple but potential research problem that I am learning about. Let's say I am studying a physical system that is governed by N objects. At each time, each object is either "active" and ...
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What is the difference between “state-transition-matrix” and a transition matrix?

What's the difference between a state-transition-matrix and a transition matrix (say, for an ergodic Markov Chain) that is typically taught in a basic probability theory course? This is the first ...
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Compactness and positive invariance of set under flow of ODEs

Given a system of ODEs, $$x'=y$$ $$y'=x-x^3-y$$ $$x(0)=x_0$$ $$y(0)=y_0,$$ also given a set $S=\{(x,y):V(x,y)\le k, x>0\}$, $V(x,y)=-\frac{x^2}{2}+\frac{x^4}{4}+\frac{y^2}{2}$, where $-\frac{1}{4}&...
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Does the existence of a Algebraic Riccati Equation implies the existence of an functional minimization?

Let $\forall k\ge 0. V_k(x)$ be the value function related to the recursive optimization problem $ J(x_0) = \underset{u}{\inf} \sum_{k=0}^{N-1} x_k^T Q x_k + u_k^T R u_k + x_{N}^T P_N x_N \\ s.t. x_{...
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How to determine the transition probability in Sequential Importance Sampling (SIS) for Particle Filter

Given a state-space model \begin{align} x_k &= f_k(x_{k-1}, v_{k-1}),\\ z_k &= h_k(x_k, w_k), \end{align} where $x_k \in {\mathbb R}^{n}$ and $y_k \in {\mathbb R}^{m}$ are the system state ...
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Help with multivariable transfer function

I am looking to find the transfer function from w to z in this loop. I have been trying for a while looking all the relationships but just don't know how to express w in terms of r,d and n and then ...