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This book gives a unified and unique presentation of low gain and high gain design methodologies. In particular the development of low gain feedback design methodology is discussed. The development of both low and high gain feedback enhances the industrial relevance of modern control theory, by providing solutions to a wide range of problems that are of paramount practical importance. This detailed monograph provides the reader with a comprehensive insight into these problems: research results are examined and solutions to the problems are considered. Compared to that of high gain feedback, the power and significance of low gain feedback is not as widely recognized. The purpose of this monograph is to present some recent developments in low gain feedback, and its applications. Several low gain techniques are examined, including the control of linear systems with saturating actuators, semi-global stabilization of minimum phase input-output linearizable systems and H2 suboptimal control.
Content Level »Research
Keywords »actuator - control - control theory - nonlinear system - optimal control - stability - stabilization
Basic low gain feedback design techniques.- Semi-global stabilization of linear systems with saturating actuators.- Robust semi-global stabilization of linear systems with saturating actuators.- Semi-global output regulation for linear systems with saturating actuators.- Semi-global almost disturbance decoupling with stability for linear systems with saturating actuators.- Scheduling low and high gain parameters — Turning semi-global results into global ones.- Semi-global stabilization of linear systems with magnitude and rate saturating actuators.- Robust semi-global stabilization of minimum phase input-output linearizable systems.- Perfect regulation and H 2-suboptimal control.- Almost disturbance decoupling with internal stability for linear and nonlinear systems.- Robust stabilization of an inverted pendulum on a carriage with restricted travel.- Feedback design for an F-16 fighter aircraft with rate limited deflector.