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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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### 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 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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### 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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### 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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### 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 $$\dot{x}=K-Lq-q^2u,$$ 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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### 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: ...