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# Control theory

About: Control theory is a(n) research topic. Over the lifetime, 299616 publication(s) have been published within this topic receiving 3147771 citation(s). The topic is also known as: control systems & controls.

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01 Jan 1985

Abstract: : The principal goal of this three years research effort was to enhance the research base which would support efforts to systematically control, or take advantage of, dominant nonlinear or distributed parameter effects in the evolution of complex dynamical systems. Such an enhancement is intended to support the development of flight controllers for increasing the high angle of attack or high agility capabilities of existing and future generations of aircraft and missiles. The principal investigating team has succeeded in the development of a systematic methodology for designing feedback control laws solving the problems of asymptotic tracking and disturbance rejection for nonlinear systems with unknown, or uncertain, real parameters. Another successful research project was the development of a systematic feedback design theory for solving the problems of asymptotic tracking and disturbance rejection for linear distributed parameter systems. The technical details which needed to be overcome are discussed more fully in this final report.

8,498 citations

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01 Jan 1996

TL;DR: This book presents a rigorous, yet easily readable, introduction to the analysis and design of robust multivariable control systems and provides the reader with insights into the opportunities and limitations of feedback control.

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This is a book on practical feedback control and not on system theory in general. Feedback is used in control systems to change the dynamics of the system and to reduce the sensitivity of the system to both signal and model uncertainty. The book presents a rigorous, yet easily readable, introduction to the analysis and design of robust multivariable control systems. It provides the reader with insights into the opportunities and limitations of feedback control. Its objective is to enable the engineer to design real control systems. Important topics are: extensions and classical frequency-domain methods to multivariable systems, analysis of directions using the singular value decomposition, performance limitations and input-output controllability analysis, model uncertainty and robustness including the structured singular value, control structure design, and methods for controller synthesis and model reduction. Numerous worked examples, exercises and case studies, which make frequent use of MATLAB, are included. MATLAB files for examples and figures, solutions to selected exercises, extra problems and linear state-space models for the case studies are available on the Internet.

6,068 citations

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01 Aug 1999-International Journal of Human-computer Studies \/ International Journal of Man-machine Studies

TL;DR: Fuzzy logic is used to convert heuristic control rules stated by a human operator into an automatic control strategy, and the control strategy set up linguistically proved to be far better than expected in its own right.

Abstract: This paper describes an experiment on the “linguistic” synthesis of a controller for a model industrial plant (a steam engine). Fuzzy logic is used to convert heuristic control rules stated by a human operator into an automatic control strategy. The experiment was initiated to investigate the possibility of human interaction with a learning controller. However, the control strategy set up linguistically proved to be far better than expected in its own right, and the basic experiment of linguistic control synthesis in a non-learning controller is reported here.

5,932 citations