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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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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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 - ...
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Problem with understanding theorem on Riccati Equation.

`The matrices $A,B,C,D,X$ are real, square, $n \times n$. I have trouble understanding theorem 7.1.2 from Lancaster & Rodman "Algebraic Riccati Equations". The part that I understand is as ...
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fourier transform integral, parseval's theorem?

I have a fourier transform which is $$X(jω)=\frac{\cos(2ω)}{ω^2+ω+1}$$ and I am trying to calculate the value of the integral: $$∫x(t)dt \ \ \ \ \ \ x \in (-\infty, \infty)$$. I was thinking I ...
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Does there exist a notation for the set of poles of a function f(x)?

For eigenvalues we have a really nice notation $\sigma$ denoting the spectrum of this matrix i.e. the set of all eigenvalues. Before knowing $\sigma$, I just used $eigs(A)$ to denote the set of ...
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Jacobian Matrix of 6DOF Body (with IMU)

I am trying to derive the analytical Jacobian for a system that is essentially the equations of motion of a body (6 degrees of freedom) with gyro and accelerometer measurements. This is part of an ...
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Achieving asymptotic tracking of a nonlinear system with bounded input

I have the following nonlinear, continuous-time ODE \begin{equation} \dot{x}=K-Lq-q^2u, \end{equation} where the constant values $K$ and $L$ are strictly positive real numbers, the state $q$ and the ...
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Help figuring out output signal of LTI system.

Would greatly appreciate any help in figuring out the output signal of my discrete time LTI system. My input signal is cos(ωn) and my frequency response is H(e^jω)=(1+e^−jω)/2.
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$Ax = b$ & $Ax + b$

Ask a dumb question but confuse me long time. The following is what I know: 1st case $Ax = b$ is an affine set in $x$,i.e. $\{x | Ax = b\}$, and it is linear in $x$. 2nd case $ f(x) = Ax + b$ ...
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How do you find the state space representation of $G(s) = \frac {1}{s^2+s+1}$

Let $G(s) = \frac {1}{s^2+s+1}$ be the transfer function of the system Then $Y(s)(s^2+s+1) = U(s)$ Therefore $y'' + y' + y = u$ After this step, how should I set up my state transition variable $x$ ...
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Reference request: Controllable and Observable form for transform function

I came across some online material a year ago that claimed that a the ABCD matrix of a transfer function $$G(z) = \frac{b_1 z+b_2}{z^2+a_1z + a_2}$$ can be directly computed from the coefficients of ...
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Linear algebra of state space representation won't be linear (superposition theorem)…

After answering a question about calculating the state space representation of a circuit with 3 sources in it (the circuit is there), I had a doubt - while checking, it became clear there is something ...
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Relationship with trace and asymptotic stability in control theory [closed]

What is the relationship between $\mathrm{tr}(\exp(tA) \exp(tA^\ast))$ and asymptotic stability in control theory ?
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$L^2$ Bounds for Markov Chains.

Consider a non-negative, square stochastic $n \times n$ matrix $P$ (rows sum to one, $P$ is ergodic). We are interested in characterizing the set of $n \times n$ invertible matrices $A$ such that we ...
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solver for non-convex matrix optimization with convex constraints

So here is the problem: $\max_{D} ~~ \|A+BD\|$ subject to $\|D\|<1$ (any norm you like) where matrices A and B are given. The cost function is evidently convex as well as the constraint, but ...
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Exponential convergence of controlled variables

I am reading a paper and I don't understand why, after some math they say that the controlled variables $$ \dot{\psi}_{13} $$ and $$ \dot{\psi}_{23} $$ converge exponentially. This is the paragraph ...
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what exactly is a center invariant subspace?

I'm studying robust control, and I have a matrix with two invariant subspaces. One is stable, which I assume is spanned from the eigenvectors with real part less than zero, and the other is a center ...
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Model Predictive Control

I have a few confusions about Model Predictive Control (MPC). Since they are all minor questions related to the same category, I ask them under one topic. In an article, the cost function is defined ...
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How do I flow in a circle on a set of vector fields?

Consider a set of complete vector fields on a manifold. They each have an associated one parameter group of diffeomorphisms related to the generated flow. What is a necessary and sufficient ...
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Equivalence of controllability and reachability in discrete time systems

I am trying to prove that the statements; $\Sigma_d$ is controllable, $\Sigma_d$ is reachable, The pair $(A,B)$ is controllable (in other words $<A|\ im\ B>=\mathcal{X}).$ are equivalent ...
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How to prove the both identity (matrix)

I read a paper, and the paper use the following identities (that hold true in any ring) $(I+AB)^{-1}A = A(I+BA)^{-1}$ $(I+AB)^{-1} = I - A(I+BA)^{-1}B$ Any way to prove this? How to open the ...
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Convolution between impulse response

I read a paper, and am confused about the following: Suppose $W$ is an operator with impulse response (IR) $w$. And suppose $w^n$ is the IR of $W^n$. My question is the following: ...
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Dynamic programming problem for discrete linear time varying system

I'm working on a linear time varying discrete(LTV) multi input multi output(mimo) system. I formulate the problem description in the following way $$x_i(k+1) = x_i(k)\cdot A_i(k) + B_i(k)\cdot ...
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How to control acceleration in a PI-controller?

Inputting a big desired position in this system will cause the desired speed to go from 0 to maximum. How can I avoid this and make it accelerate instead?
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Solving simple decision-making model over multiple periods

Consider the following model. Each period t=0,1,..., an agent makes an effort $x\in R_+$ to solve a problem. The value from solving the problem is $V>0$. The relationship between effort and ...
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What is an example of a map not satisfying this rank condition?

Definition: Consider a Lie Group $G$ and a set of right invariant vector fields on $G$, denoted $\Gamma$. A point $y \in G$ is called normally accessible from a point $x \in G$ by $\Gamma$ if there ...
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Sufficiently rich signals

I know that a signal is sufficiently rich of order $n$ when it "includes" at least $\dfrac{n}{2}$ different frequencies. This is intuitive when we are talking about a sine but what about other kind of ...
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Notation: Polynomial of the Differential Operator

I having difficulty with some notation relating to control theory. Given that $H(s)$ is a strictly proper, scalar transfer function (i.e. a ratio of polynomial functions with a higher degree in the ...
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Understanding block diagrams

If I have block diagram with input $X(s)$ that goes to a block with $\frac{1}{s + 2}$ in it and then by way of $w(s)$ to a block with $s$ in it, and finally to the output $Y(s)$, how do I find the ...
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MATLAB Feedback

I am trying to use the feedback function in matlab and for the most part I understand it. But I came across this syntax: [x1 x2] = feedback(sys1, sys2, 1, 1, -1); ...
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Matlab calculate output

I'm trying to write a matlab function that takes in a transfer function and the input so it can calculate the output. So far, based on this information under I have the following piece of matlab ...