Accession Number:

ADA277296

Title:

A Non-linear Study of the Gain Margin of a Third Order Regulator System

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

39.0

Abstract:

This thesis analyzes the dynamic response of a third order regulator system. Particular emphasis is placed upon the loss of stability of the nominal equilibrium state. The system utilized in this research models the fundamental turning dynamics of an autonomous vehicle. We make extensive use of bifurcation theory methods in analyzing the dynamics after initial loss of stability. The effective gain of the system is used as the main bifurcation parameter, since this is directly related to the gain margin for linear systems. It is shown that the nonlinear characteristics of the system may significantly affect the practical significance of its gain margin, as a measure of robustness to parameter variations, unmodeled dynamics, and external disturbances. Control, Gain margin, Stability, Bifurcation.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Underwater and Marine Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE