Synthesis Methods for Distributed and Time Varying Controlled Systems
Final rept. 1 Apr 1998-30 Mar 2001
CORNELL UNIV ITHACA NY DEPT OF MECHANICAL AND AEROSPACE ENGINEERING
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The research entailed a computationally viable approach for analysis and control design of complex nonlinear systems. The developed techniques are directly applicable to a wide variety of engineering applications which are nonlinear andor distributed, and are especially relevant to the analysis and control of complex vehicle systems. The accomplishment of these program goals was pursued from analytical, computation and experimental perspectives. The main emphasis of this project was to develop not only a unifying framework but also new and relevant techniques for the control and analysis of systems that are time varying and distributed. The study of time varying systems was motivated by their direct application to the investigation of nonlinear systems along trajectories this is a situation that arises frequently in general system analysis and simulation, as well as more specifically in control system design. The research proposed for distributed control was targeted at the growing number of engineering systems that are comprised of interconnected subsystems and must necessarily employ distributed control, as well as at the abundance of physical systems that are inherently distributed.
- Operations Research