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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Determine system controllability based on solutions to the state equation with zero input

Given is a single input single output, time invariant state space system. \begin{equation} x(t) = \left(\begin{array}{r} 5 \\ -1 \\ 4\end{array}\right)e^{-2t} \end{equation} \begin{equation} x(t) = ...
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Controllability of a linear time invariant system, whose A matrix is formed by Jordan Blocks

I am studying for a linear system theory exam later on this week. The professor has recommended some problems in order to practice and prepare for the exam. This is one of them that I'm trying to ...
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Modelling a transfer function for plant/system empirically

In an attempt to learn about PID controllers, I'm designing a small desktop thermal control system. I have a power resistor mounted to a heatsink, with a thermister placed nearby to measure ...
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Simulating a system with known impulse response

I want to simulate a system whose impulse response is like the following: $$h(t) = e^{-at} \sin(t)$$ The graph of which should look similar to the plot below: I want to simulate the output for ...
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State space and linearization

I have a question about state space representation. How can I represent an equation in which I have only the second and first derivatives? For example where $u$ is the control input. If I put ...
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Difference equation of second order system with zero

I saw from lecture notes that difference equation of a first order system is like this: (1) (2) (3) (4) 1. What happens between (3) and (4)? It looks like inverse Z-transform but according ...
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State space system gives different bode plot then transfer function matrix

I have a discrete state space system with matrices $A$,$B$,$C$ and $D$ with sampling period $T_s$. I can either create a state space system, sys1 = ss(A,B,C,D,Ts), ...
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Why does the denominator of TF change in MATLAB when multiplying by proportional gain?

Trying to simulate a unity feedback closed loop system with gain of $K$ Let's say I want a proportional gain of $K = 5$. My plant's TF is $G(s) = \frac{10}{s^2+2s+1}$. I thought that $KG(s) = ...
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Is the pair controllable/observable?

The matrices $Q\in\mathbb R^{n\times n}$ and $G\in\mathbb R^{n\times n}$ are both symmetric positive semidefinite, $A\in\mathbb R^{n\times n}$ is invertible. Moreover, $(A,G)$ is controllable, and ...
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Control Function with solution and fixed initial data on time interval, critical point of a cost functional?

Let $u(t)$ be a solution of the ODE $u''(t)+tu'(t) + u(t) = f(t)$ on the time interval $[0,T]$, with fixed initial data $u(0)=u_0$, $u'(0) = u_1$ where $f(t)$ is a control function. Find $f(T), ...
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Simulating a controlled dynamical system

I am try to simulate a controlled dynamical system of the form $$\dot{x}=f(x,\phi(x)),$$ where $\phi$ is the controller. To do so, I am using Octave (an open source version of Matlab). My commands ...
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Comparing controllers using Bode plot

I know that Bode plot is used when determining the stability of the open loop system. But is it possible to compare controllers using Bode plot? In my example I have a process $1/Ls$ and a PI ...
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Controllable and observable

The square matrices $A$ is invertible, $Q$ and $G$ symmetric positive semidefinite. Moreover, $(A,G)$ is controllable, and $(Q,A)$ is observable. I have the following question Is $(-A,-G)$ ...
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Transversality conditions in optimal control with non-linear final pay-off

I have a doubt regarding transversality condition in the case of a non linear final pay-off. For instance, I need to solve with the Pontryagin maximum principle the following optimization problem ...
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Eigenvalues of a matrix written in controllable canonical form

Let the following equation represent a stable (marginally) dynamical system in discrete time domain \begin{equation} \mathbf{x}_{k+1} = \mathbf{A}\mathbf{x}_k + \mathbf{B}\mathbf{u}_k \end{equation} ...
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Show that the system is controllable (i.e. prove P has full rank)

Given the matrix: $$A = \begin{pmatrix}m&1&0&0&0\\ 0&m&1&0&0&...\\ 0&0&m&1&0&...\\ 0&0&0&m&1&...&\\ ...
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Determine the transfer function and step response of the state from the variation of parameters formula and the output from the transfer function.

Let $A = [-1 0; 0 −2] , B = [ 0; 1] , C = [1; 0]^T , D = 0$ be a state space realization. Determine the transfer function. Determine the step response of the state from the variation of parameters ...
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Lyapunov linearized stability analysis

I have this system: $\dot x=-(x-1)(x-2)^2$ I'm asked to find the equilibria and to study the stability using: i) linearization ii) appropriate Lyapunov function How should I linearize the system? ...
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How to periodically estimate states of a LTI if the output is measured irregularly?

How can I periodically estimate the states of a discrete linear time-invariant system in the form $$\vec{x}(k+1)=\textbf{A}\vec{x}(k)+\textbf{B}\vec{u}(k)$$ ...
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how to get the fundamental matrix of this matrix

I have this matrix A ...
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Barbalat's Lemma

I have this problem to solve: Use Barbalat’s Lemma to show that $lim_{t→∞} x_1(t) = 0$ for the system: $\dot x= − x_1 + x_1 x_2 $ $\dot x_2= − \gamma x_1^2$ , where $\gamma > 0$. Can we you ...
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Designing linear systems to respond to particular kinds of oscillations

Say that I have a linear system which is being perturbed by an oscillating signal of a single frequency, of the form $$ \dot{\vec{x}}(t) = A\vec{x} + B \sin(\alpha t), $$ where $B$ is a vector of 1s ...
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Solving the matrix equation $D P = D P A D$ for stochastic matrices.

Here, I call any real matrix with positive entries with rows summing to one a stochastic matrix (it need not be square). $D,A,P$ are stochastic. $P$ of size $n \times n$ is given. $D$ of size $k ...
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eigenvalues of the sum of a diagonal matrix and a skew-symmetric matrix

Suppose $A$ is a skew-symmetric matrix (i.e., $A+A^{\top}=0$) and $D$ is a diagonal matrix. Under what conditions, $A+D$ is a Hurwitz stable matrix?
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Solving Optimal Control with non linear cost function

I am trying to solve the Kermak Mc-Kendrick SIR model using a non linear cost function, but I am stuck on how to possibly solve it. I need to find an optimal control $u(t)$ in $[0,T]$ that minimize: ...
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Stability of transfer functions with internal delay

I would like to know what the best method is for finding stability of transfer functions that have internal delays. Basically I have a transfer function of the form: $\frac{f(s) e^{-st}}{g(s) + h(s) ...
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Relation between Riccati Algebraic Equation and optimization problem

Reading this page: http://www.mathworks.com/help/robust/ug/minimizing-linear-objectives-under-lmi-constraints.html I got stuck in the result that says it can be show that minimizing Trace of X (a ...
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Optimal stopping problem

Consider the OU process: $dX_t = -X_tdt + dW_t$, $X_0 = 0$. Compute the optimal stopping time for the following problem: $$v = \sup_{\tau} E[|X_{\tau}| - \tau]$$ So far I have set $L\phi = 0$, ...
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State space system, with a state space system as feedback

I have two state space systems. Now I want to compute the state space system where the first state space system is the input of the other... $$M_1 = \begin{cases}\dot{x}_1 = A_1 x_1 + B_1 u_1 \\ y_1 ...
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Use linear quadratic regulator to minimize output error

I would like to create an Infinite-horizon, continuous-time LQR with a cost functional defined as $$J = \int_{0}^\infty \left( e^T Q e + u^T R u \right) dt$$ where e is the states' error $x-x_d$, ...
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Moment Generating Function of a Beta random variable.

After getting some excellent help on this problem in the statistics SE, I am reformuluating my question. Let me know if I should just delete it and ask a new one. Let $V$ be a $Beta(\alpha,1)$ ...
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Reachable Space by an ODE

Let $\dot{x}(t) = Ax(t) + Bu(t)$ be an $n$-dimensional first order ODE where $u(t) \in \mathcal{P}$ for some convex polytope $\mathcal{P}$, for every $t \in \mathbb{R}$. Assume $x(0) = 0$. Is there a ...
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writing differential equation into state space

i have 2 equations of second order that model the same system and i have to model with state variables $$\frac{d^2y}{dt^2}+2\frac{dy}{dt}+3y(t)+2\frac{dz}{dt}+z(t)=U_1(t)$$ ...
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Is an Invariant set Connected?

Let an autonomous dynamical system is characterized by the state equation $$ \dot x(t) = f(x(t)),\quad x(0)=x_0 $$ with state $x(t)\in \mathbb R^n$. The definition of invariant set, as I came across, ...
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Poles and zeros of a system matrx

While I am reading lecture notes on Poles and Zeros of MIMO systems, I find the following example, which is not clear for me. $$ H(s) =\pmatrix{1 & \dfrac{1}{s-3} \\ 0 & 1 } $$ The ...
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Euler equation for $\int_0^{\infty}e^{-rt}(x^2+2x+\dot x^2) \ \mathrm dt$? Is $\infty$ in the boundary open or closed?

I am pondering this problem here, the course Mat-2.3148 Dynamic Optimization in Aalto University, i.e. Find the function $x(t)$ such that $\int_0^{\infty}e^{-rt}(x^2+2x+\dot x^2)\ \mathrm dt$ has ...
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Solutions of $XA=XAX$.

All matrices are real and $n \times n$. The matrix $A$ is given. I am interested in solving $XA=XAX$. In particular, I would like some characterization of matrices that satisfy this equation. For ...
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differential equation into state space

I have this dynamic system $$ J \ddot{\theta} + F\dot{\theta} = u $$ I would like to acquire the state space of the system. This is what I've done $$ x_{1} = \theta, \\ x_{2} = \dot{\theta}, \\ ...
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How to draw the Bode diagram for a given transfer function?

With this transfer function: $$G(s)=\displaystyle\frac{10(s+1)}{s(0.1s+1)}$$ I need to do operations to draw the Bode diagram manually I have this: $G(jw)=\displaystyle\frac{10jw+10}{-0.1w^2+jw}$ ...
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Explanation of notation $f(t)\in L_{\infty}$ in a control theory textbook

In a control theory textbook I saw the following notation : $$f(t)\in L_{\infty}$$ Since I am not familiar with this kind of notation could someone explain What does it mean?
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Conversion of continuous, linear stochastic system to discrete, LQR/LQG

I have the standard stochastic, linear time varying system $dx(t) = (A(t)x(t) + B(t)u(t))dt + G(t)dw(t) $ with $x(t_0) = x_0$ with quadratic cost $J = x(t_F)^TQ_Fx(t_F) + \int_{t_0}^{t_F}\left( ...
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Inverse of State-space representation

Ask two questions from a paper (2012 ACC): Consider the plant: Let X be the stabilizing solution of the Riccati equation: where . Define the LQR gain by . The transfer matrix has a ...
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Does controller K have to be Hurwitz?

Ask a few simple questions but confused me. "A" (plant) is unstable. From ARE (or DRE), we find "K", and obtain Ac = A - BK, which is Hurwitz(stable) Must K be PD(>0), PSD, ND, or NSD? or no such ...
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Multiplication of state space transfer function (state-space form)

If I know the following transfer function (ss-form) How to obtain the following efficiently: Thanks
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Rigorous mathematical treatments of engineering topics

I started out as an engineering student and got interested in mathematics. So after some point (Rigorous analysis and linear algebra, some real analysis, basic measure theory and topology etc.) I ...
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how to prove unobservable subspace ($\text{null}(C, A)$) is $A$-invariant

Given $$ \begin{align*} \dot{x} &= Ax + Bu \\ y &= Cx \end{align*} $$ where $A \in \mathbb{R}^{n \times n}$, $B \in \mathbb{R}^{n \times m}$, $C \in \mathbb{R}^{p \times n}$. How to prove the ...
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In what cases are the eigenvalue equal to the pole points?

I have a transfer function in form of a matrix and want to determine the stability of the whole system. Now I'm wondering if I need to calculate the pole points or the eigenvalue. A friend of mine ...
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How to derive H2 transfer function (w -> z)?

Give a general feedback system: The dynamics of G: The dynamics of K: Suppose the A of the closed loop system; My questions is: how to prove the transfer function T(s): w -> z: I know ...
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Weird differentiation formula explanation

I stumbled upon the following formula in a systems control textbook : $$ s\left(\overline{x}^{(n-1)},t\right)=\left(\frac{d}{dt}+\lambda\right)^{(n-1)} e(t) \in R$$ where $\overline{x}^{(n-1)}=[x\ ...
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Controllable & Stabilizable

Followed by the well-know theorem: (A,B) is controllable iff poles of A-BK can be arbitrarily assigned. (A,B) is stabilizable iff poles of A-BK can be arbitrarily assigned on the LHP LHP = left-half ...