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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Inverse Laplace

I want to calculate the inverse laplace of $$F(s)=e^{-3s}\frac{1+s}{s^3+2s^2+2s}$$ And i'm wondering if applying the derivative theorem is correct. To keep it simple it split them up: ...
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State space representation for non-proper transfer function

Is there a way to find a state space representation of a non-proper transfer function? In the case of a PID controller the transfer function is: $\frac{K_d s^2 + K_p s + K_i}{s}$ What would be the ...
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Root Locus Diagrams - “Breakaway Point”

Say that we have a root locus diagram with n poles and m zeroes. And we determine that the root locus on the real axis lies between two of these poles and breaks away from the real axis and tends to ...
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Stability of non-homogeneous and non-autonomous first-order difference equation

I am seeking to analyze the stability of steady points in a system of $n$ variables $x_1(t), ..., x_n(t)$. With discrete time $t$ the system is described by \begin{eqnarray*} x_i(t+1) = ...
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Example of BIBO stable system that is not internally stable

In the theory of system, we know that a system can be BIBO stable but not internally stable (if there is a pole-zero cancellation in the transfer function for example). I find this concept quite ...
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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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Pontryagin's Maximum Principle as a sufficient condition?

It is know that Pontryagin's maximum principle provides in general only a necessary condition in the following sense: The ODE system which is known to be solved by the optimal control may have ...
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Controller design for an exponential plant of the form $y=a\exp(bx)$

I have a stationary model for a plant(a valve) given by $y=a \exp(bx)$. I linearised this by taking log on both sides: $$\ln(y) = b\cdot x + \ln(a).$$ Then, I estimated the plant transfer ...
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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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How to Compute Arrival and Departure Angles in Root Locus for break-in and break-away points?

I have difficulty to find the angles in the point from which poles go away from real-axis. The transfer function L(s) of open-loop is: $$ L(s) = \frac{\mu_r(s+10)}{s^2(s+100)} $$ where $C(s) = ...
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Discrete PID controller Laplace formula

I saw the following formula: the transfer function is: $$Gr(s) = K_p \bigg(1 + \frac{1}{T_n s}+ \frac{T_v s}{1 + T_d s}\bigg) $$ From my understanding: $K_p$ is the proportional gain $T_n$ is the ...
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How can I measure the dispersion of a discrete time system?

I have a discrete time system: x[n+1]=A*x[n]+B[n], with B[n] as an excitation signal. How can I measure the dispersion of this system? I guess this is related to some property of A, which depicts the ...
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Simplification of $H(s)=(4+2/s)(3/(1+2s))$

I had the following problem: We combine a parallel PI-control system ($H_{1}(s)=P+\frac{I}{s}$ with $P=4, I=2$) with a 1st order process ($H_{2}(s)=\frac{3}{1+\tau s}$ with $K=3$, $\tau=2$) This ...
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How do I determine the transfer function of a plant?

I sitting here with a system which I have to determine the transfer function. The unit receives a velocity and position, and move towards that position with the given velocity. What kind of test ...
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A question about Deadbeat Observers based on Deadbeat State feedback

In digital control systems we can place both observer and system in zero to have a deadbeat performance but there is a Ambiguity in the ratio of performance: We need observer to be faster than ...
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About the causality of the signal whose frequency spectrum is not continuous as follows

Consider the signal in frequency domain: $$ \alpha(\omega) = \begin{cases} 1, & |\omega|<\omega_c \\ 0, & |\omega|\ge\omega_c \end{cases} $$ $$ =A(-j\omega)A(j\omega) $$ $$ =|A(j\omega)|^2 ...
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Does $ \mathcal{R}({C^T})\, \cap\, \mathcal{N}({AY+YA}^T) = \{0\} $ imply $ \mathcal{R}({C^T})\, \cap\, \mathcal{N}({CAY}) = \{0\} $?

Given $ \mathbf{Y}=\mathbf{Y}^T \in \mathbb{R}^{n\times n} >0, \mathbf{A} \in \mathbb{R}^{n\times n} $ Hurwitz, $ \mathbf{C} \in \mathbb{R}^{m\times n}, \mathrm{rank}(\mathbf{C})=m,\ m \le n $, I ...
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Using overshoot and settling time formula to determine pole location?

Is it possible to use the formula for overshoot and settling to determine where where ones pole should. by using the overshoot and settling time formula i mean, using it to define what $\zeta$ and ...
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Stability for a infinite dimensional dynamical system

Suppose I have a infinite dimensional dynamical system as $\dot{x_n}=Ax$ where $A$ is an infinite-dimensional matrix and $\{x_n\}$ is a sequence of states. I was wondering if you can help me find ...
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Derivation for state equation linearization

In the following notes, how to linearize a state equation is described. The part I don't understand is why you can just remove the $\delta$ like that. I think the state equation should be: ...
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Hints with predictive control problem

I'm studying a course in MPC and found a problem which is giving me a hard time. I kind of understand how the programming stuff works, but problems that involve just theoretical concepts are a little ...
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Non-minimum phase systems

I wanted to clear this doubt I have since a long time and for which I am not able to find a clear answer since different sources say differently or ambiguously. $\textbf{Does a system have to be ...
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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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Solution to a state-space equation

In my notes on non-linear linearization there is the following example. It asks to verify the solution to the state-space equation. My understanding is that the solution is where the equilibrium point ...
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matrix inequality proof [completion of squares]

Can someone help me to prove this? $\begin{bmatrix} 0 & B^\top W^\top \\ WB & 0 \end{bmatrix} \leq \begin{bmatrix} B^\top Q B & 0 \\0 & W^\top Q^{-1}W \end{bmatrix}$ with $Q$ ...
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In control theory, why do we linearize around the equilibrium for a nonlinear system?

For example, in these notes: In the first example with the pendulum, they define the equilibrium as where the pendulum is at the vertical position (x=0), with a angular velocity of 0 (x'=0) and the ...
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How to Invert the Euler Lagrange Equations?

Suppose I have a functional L. For example $L = y+3y'$. Where y is itself a function of real variable x It's easy for me to evaluate the Functional Derivative of L via the Euler Lagrange Equations: ...
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From multivariable system transfer function matrix to state space representation

I have the transfer function matrix $H(s) = \begin{bmatrix} {1\over s+1} & {2\over s+2} \\ {-2\over s^2+3s+2} & {2s\over s+1} \\ \end{bmatrix}$ And I want to ...
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Checking the stability of an equilibrium point

I have the linearization of a non-linear system about an equilibrium point as follows $$ \dot x = (-A+M)x, $$ where $x\in\mathbb{R}^3$, $A$ is a positive definite matrix and $M$ has its eigenvalues ...
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controllability of a system (control theory)

For a system in state-space representation: $\dot{x}(t) = Ax(t) + Bu(t)$; $y(t) = Cx(t) + Du(t)$, we say that a system is controllable if for $\gamma = [B \quad AB \quad \cdots \quad A^{n-1}B]$, ...
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Given dynamic system $\dot x = Ax + Bu$, how can we prove that $M$ = {$(A,B)$: system is controllable} is an open set on an Euclidean space?

I wish to show that $M$ = {$(A,B)$: system is controllable} is an open set in some Euclidean space. Equivalently, how can we show that the complement to this set is closed? Here Controllability ...
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Nyquist Stability Criterion

The rational function $b(s) = (s+3)(s-4)^{-1}$ is the frequency response function (FRF) of a system $B$. Is $B$ stable? I understand that a system is unstable if there are poles in the closed right ...
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Feedforward control - Developing an understanding

In general, for a feedforward controller design of a motion system, it is essential to recognize the various components (acceleration feedforward, viscous friction and dry friction) present in the ...
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Control / Feedback Theory

I am more interested in the engineering perspective of this topic, but I realize that fundamentally this is a very interesting mathematical topic as well. Also, at an introductory level they would be ...
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Linear quadratic regulator with output tracking

I have the following linear system: $$ x_n = Ax_{n-1} + Bu_n $$ $$ y_n = C^Tx_n $$ And I want to find the control $u_1, ..., u_N$ such a: $$ \min_u J$$ $$ J = u_1^2 + ... + u_N^2 + \sum_{n = 1}^{N} ...
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how can I determine if a MIMO system is ''similar'' to another one?

I'm talking about closed loop regime. I have a complex model and a simplified one, I want to show that they behave similarly in closed loop. Both of them are MIMO. for SISO I could use the ...
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What are the deduction of $\sin\left(\omega_0t+\theta\right)$ for Laplace form?

I have the following function in time domain $\sin\left(\omega_0t+\theta\right)$, which is $\left(\frac{s\sin\left(\psi_1\right)+\omega_0\sin\left(\psi_1\right)}{s^2+\omega_0^2}\right)$ in Laplace ...
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Equal number of poles and zeros for square transfer matrix

In page 10 of this document (MIT Courseware on control) it is stated that since the transfer function is square, there is an equal number of poles and zeros. Does this hold and if so under which ...
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Discrete sinusoidal to state space

I'm looking to apply an optimal LQR filter to a discrete signal of the form $x[n]=Asin(ω_0n+ϕ)+v[n]$ The amplitude $A$ and the phase $ϕ$ are unknown variables I want to estimate using the filter, ...
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Synchronization of Rossler system - the Rossler Attractor

I am studying synchronization of Rossler system given by the following set of two linear ODEs and one nonlinear ODE: $\dot{x_1} = -x_2 - x_3$ $\dot{x_2} = x_1 + ax_2$ $\dot{x_3} = c + x_3(x_1 - b)$ ...
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A convoluted transfer function (from prof. Dullerud's robust control testbook)

The following proble is from the book: A Course in Robust Control Theory (a convex approach), middle of p. 200 Consider the following general feedback loop: , ie $\dot x(t) = Ax(t) + ...
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Relative Gain Array of a singular matrix

I am a masters student in controls and would like to get insight into the concept of relative gain array for multivariable feedback control. In general what I have come across from the book on the ...
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Physical interpretation of transfer function in control theory

I'm learning about transfer functions in control theory. I'm struggling to find a physical interpretation for the input and output of a transfer function, both of which may be complex numbers. In the ...
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How to prove that $L_2[0,\infty)$ space is linearly isomorphic to $\mathcal{H}_2$ the space of analytic in $Re(s)>0$ functions?

I want to know how to prove that $L_2[0,\infty)$ space is linearly isomorphic to $\mathcal{H}_2$ the space of analytic in $Re(s)>0$ functions. Please help me. Thanks very much.
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How to prove for a system with rational stable transfer function, the output is square integrable?

I want to know for a system with rational stable transfer function, i.e. H(jw)=1/[(a1+jw)(a2+jw)...(an+jw)] (a1,a2,..,an>0), why a square integrable (L2 integrable) input must generate a square ...
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Reducing uncertainty of a mathematical model with data (Process control)

I know this is a very broad question, but need suggestions, link to good reference papers etc. So here is the question: I have an uncertain model whose parameters are static (not changing with time) ...
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Transfer function from state variable expression

I have a 3x3 state variable system. I need to choose where to place my poles according to some criteria. For example: (a) Percent overshoot < 20% (b) SettlingTime < 1.5s, and (c) steady-state ...
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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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Why algebraic Lyapunov equation has an unique solution?

In the following text book (p.47): Optimal Control (Lewis 2nd edition) There is a theorem: (Zero input case) If $A$ is stable, and $(A,\sqrt Q )$ is observable, then $S_\infty= ...
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Control theory- basic question on stabilizabilty

Studying some control theory but having difficulty learning because my lecturer doesn't provide solutions to any of his exercises AT ALL. Below I've attached a problem I've just done and my answers ...