Optimal Control Theory

An Introduction

Author: Donald E. Kirk

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486135071

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 480

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Upper-level undergraduate text introduces aspects of optimal control theory: dynamic programming, Pontryagin's minimum principle, and numerical techniques for trajectory optimization. Numerous figures, tables. Solution guide available upon request. 1970 edition.

Control System Design

An Introduction to State-Space Methods

Author: Bernard Friedland

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048613511X

Category: Science

Page: 528

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Introduction to state-space methods covers feedback control; state-space representation of dynamic systems and dynamics of linear systems; frequency-domain analysis; controllability and observability; shaping the dynamic response; more. 1986 edition.

Optimal Control

An Introduction to the Theory and Its Applications

Author: Michael Athans,Peter L. Falb

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486318184

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 896

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Geared toward advanced undergraduate and graduate engineering students, this text introduces the theory and applications of optimal control. It serves as a bridge to the technical literature, enabling students to evaluate the implications of theoretical control work, and to judge the merits of papers on the subject. Rather than presenting an exhaustive treatise, Optimal Control offers a detailed introduction that fosters careful thinking and disciplined intuition. It develops the basic mathematical background, with a coherent formulation of the control problem and discussions of the necessary conditions for optimality based on the maximum principle of Pontryagin. In-depth examinations cover applications of the theory to minimum time, minimum fuel, and to quadratic criteria problems. The structure, properties, and engineering realizations of several optimal feedback control systems also receive attention. Special features include numerous specific problems, carried through to engineering realization in block diagram form. The text treats almost all current examples of control problems that permit analytic solutions, and its unified approach makes frequent use of geometric ideas to encourage students' intuition.

Feedback Control Theory

Author: John C. Doyle,Bruce A. Francis,Allen R. Tannenbaum

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486318338

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 224

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An excellent introduction to feedback control system design, this book offers a theoretical approach that captures the essential issues and can be applied to a wide range of practical problems. Its explorations of recent developments in the field emphasize the relationship of new procedures to classical control theory, with a focus on single input and output systems that keeps concepts accessible to students with limited backgrounds. The text is geared toward a single-semester senior course or a graduate-level class for students of electrical engineering. The opening chapters constitute a basic treatment of feedback design. Topics include a detailed formulation of the control design program, the fundamental issue of performance/stability robustness tradeoff, and the graphical design technique of loopshaping. Subsequent chapters extend the discussion of the loopshaping technique and connect it with notions of optimality. Concluding chapters examine controller design via optimization, offering a mathematical approach that is useful for multivariable systems.

Optimal Control Systems

Author: D. Subbaram Naidu

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780849308925

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 464

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The theory of optimal control systems has grown and flourished since the 1960's. Many texts, written on varying levels of sophistication, have been published on the subject. Yet even those purportedly designed for beginners in the field are often riddled with complex theorems, and many treatments fail to include topics that are essential to a thorough grounding in the various aspects of and approaches to optimal control. Optimal Control Systems provides a comprehensive but accessible treatment of the subject with just the right degree of mathematical rigor to be complete but practical. It provides a solid bridge between "traditional" optimization using the calculus of variations and what is called "modern" optimal control. It also treats both continuous-time and discrete-time optimal control systems, giving students a firm grasp on both methods. Among this book's most outstanding features is a summary table that accompanies each topic or problem and includes a statement of the problem with a step-by-step solution. Students will also gain valuable experience in using industry-standard MATLAB and SIMULINK software, including the Control System and Symbolic Math Toolboxes. Diverse applications across fields from power engineering to medicine make a foundation in optimal control systems an essential part of an engineer's background. This clear, streamlined presentation is ideal for a graduate level course on control systems and as a quick reference for working engineers.

Robust Adaptive Control

Author: Petros Ioannou,Jing Sun

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486320723

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 848

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Presented in a tutorial style, this comprehensive treatment unifies, simplifies, and explains most of the techniques for designing and analyzing adaptive control systems. Numerous examples clarify procedures and methods. 1995 edition.

Optimal Filtering

Author: Brian D. O. Anderson,John B. Moore

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486136892

Category: Science

Page: 368

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Graduate-level text extends studies of signal processing, particularly regarding communication systems and digital filtering theory. Topics include filtering, linear systems, and estimation; discrete-time Kalman filter; time-invariant filters; more. 1979 edition.

An Introduction to Identification

Author: J. P. Norton

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486469352

Category: Mathematics

Page: 310

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Suitable for advanced undergraduates and graduate students, this text covers the theoretical basis for mathematical modeling as well as a variety of identification algorithms and their applications. 1986 edition.

Adaptive Filtering Prediction and Control

Author: Graham C Goodwin,Kwai Sang Sin

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486137724

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 560

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This unified survey focuses on linear discrete-time systems and explores natural extensions to nonlinear systems. It emphasizes discrete-time systems, summarizing theoretical and practical aspects of a large class of adaptive algorithms. 1984 edition.

Nonlinear Optimal Control Theory

Author: Leonard David Berkovitz,Negash G. Medhin

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466560266

Category: Mathematics

Page: 392

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Nonlinear Optimal Control Theory presents a deep, wide-ranging introduction to the mathematical theory of the optimal control of processes governed by ordinary differential equations and certain types of differential equations with memory. Many examples illustrate the mathematical issues that need to be addressed when using optimal control techniques in diverse areas. Drawing on classroom-tested material from Purdue University and North Carolina State University, the book gives a unified account of bounded state problems governed by ordinary, integrodifferential, and delay systems. It also discusses Hamilton-Jacobi theory. By providing a sufficient and rigorous treatment of finite dimensional control problems, the book equips readers with the foundation to deal with other types of control problems, such as those governed by stochastic differential equations, partial differential equations, and differential games.

A Mathematical Introduction to Control Theory

Second Edition

Author: Shlomo Engelberg

Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company

ISBN: 178326781X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 456

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Striking a nice balance between mathematical rigor and engineering-oriented applications, this second edition covers the bedrock parts of classical control theory — the Routh-Hurwitz theorem and applications, Nyquist diagrams, Bode plots, root locus plots, and the design of controllers (phase-lag, phase-lead, lag-lead, and PID). It also covers three more advanced topics — non-linear control, modern control, and discrete-time control. This invaluable book makes effective use of MATLAB® as a tool in design and analysis. Containing 75 solved problems and 200 figures, this edition will be useful for junior and senior level university students in engineering who have a good knowledge of complex variables and linear algebra.

Optimal Control and Estimation

Author: Robert F. Stengel

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486134814

Category: Mathematics

Page: 672

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Graduate-level text provides introduction to optimal control theory for stochastic systems, emphasizing application of basic concepts to real problems.

Decentralized Control of Complex Systems

Author: Dragoslav D. Siljak

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486294374

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 544

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This book explores optimization, output feedback, manipulative power of graphs, overlapping decompositions and the underlying inclusion principle, and reliability design. An appendix provides efficient graph algorithms. 1991 edition.

Introduction to Stochastic Control Theory

Author: Karl J. Åström

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486138275

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 320

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Exploration of stochastic control theory in terms of analysis, parametric optimization, and optimal stochastic control. Limited to linear systems with quadratic criteria; covers discrete time and continuous time systems. 1970 edition.

The Calculus of Variations and Optimal Control

An Introduction

Author: George Leitmann

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 148990333X

Category: Mathematics

Page: 312

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When the Tyrian princess Dido landed on the North African shore of the Mediterranean sea she was welcomed by a local chieftain. He offered her all the land that she could enclose between the shoreline and a rope of knotted cowhide. While the legend does not tell us, we may assume that Princess Dido arrived at the correct solution by stretching the rope into the shape of a circular arc and thereby maximized the area of the land upon which she was to found Carthage. This story of the founding of Carthage is apocryphal. Nonetheless it is probably the first account of a problem of the kind that inspired an entire mathematical discipline, the calculus of variations and its extensions such as the theory of optimal control. This book is intended to present an introductory treatment of the calculus of variations in Part I and of optimal control theory in Part II. The discussion in Part I is restricted to the simplest problem of the calculus of variations. The topic is entirely classical; all of the basic theory had been developed before the turn of the century. Consequently the material comes from many sources; however, those most useful to me have been the books of Oskar Bolza and of George M. Ewing. Part II is devoted to the elementary aspects of the modern extension of the calculus of variations, the theory of optimal control of dynamical systems.

Optimal Control

Linear Quadratic Methods

Author: Brian D. O. Anderson,John B. Moore

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486457664

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 448

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Numerous examples highlight this treatment of the use of linear quadratic Gaussian methods for control system design. It explores linear optimal control theory from an engineering viewpoint, with illustrations of practical applications. Key topics include loop-recovery techniques, frequency shaping, and controller reduction. Numerous examples and complete solutions. 1990 edition.

Calculus of Variations and Optimal Control Theory

A Concise Introduction

Author: Daniel Liberzon

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691151873

Category: Mathematics

Page: 235

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This textbook offers a concise yet rigorous introduction to calculus of variations and optimal control theory, and is a self-contained resource for graduate students in engineering, applied mathematics, and related subjects. Designed specifically for a one-semester course, the book begins with calculus of variations, preparing the ground for optimal control. It then gives a complete proof of the maximum principle and covers key topics such as the Hamilton-Jacobi-Bellman theory of dynamic programming and linear-quadratic optimal control. Calculus of Variations and Optimal Control Theory also traces the historical development of the subject and features numerous exercises, notes and references at the end of each chapter, and suggestions for further study. Offers a concise yet rigorous introduction Requires limited background in control theory or advanced mathematics Provides a complete proof of the maximum principle Uses consistent notation in the exposition of classical and modern topics Traces the historical development of the subject Solutions manual (available only to teachers) Leading universities that have adopted this book include: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign ECE 553: Optimum Control Systems Georgia Institute of Technology ECE 6553: Optimal Control and Optimization University of Pennsylvania ESE 680: Optimal Control Theory University of Notre Dame EE 60565: Optimal Control

Applied Digital Control

Theory, Design and Implementation. Second Edition

Author: J. R. Leigh

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 0486450511

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 524

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An essential core text, this volume develops theoretical foundations and explains how control systems work in real industrial situations. Several case histories assist students in visualizing applications. 1992 edition.

Adaptive Control

Second Edition

Author: Karl J. Åström,Björn Wittenmark

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486319148

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 592

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Suitable for advanced undergraduates and graduate students, this overview introduces theoretical and practical aspects of adaptive control, with emphasis on deterministic and stochastic viewpoints. 1995 edition.

Classic Papers in Control Theory

Author: Richard Bellman,Robert Kalaba

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 048681856X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 208

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Historically and technically important papers range from early work in mathematical control theory to studies in adaptive control processes. Contributors include J. C. Maxwell, H. Nyquist, H. W. Bode, other experts. 1964 edition.