Accession Number : AD0617323

Title :   DESCRIBING FUNCTION ANALYSIS FOR NONLINEAR SAMPLED-DATA CONTROL SYSTEMS.

Descriptive Note : Doctoral thesis,

Corporate Author : ILLINOIS UNIV URBANA

Personal Author(s) : MacCallum,John Macolm ,Jr.

Report Date : 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 94

Abstract : In this report a generalized approach is used in the development of describing functions for autonomous nonlinear sampled data (NLSD) systems. The principles and assumptions of describing function theory are examined and developed so that they are applicable to the nonlinear sampled data problem. The direct application of Fourier analysis to the signals involved in the system is made possible by location of the nonlinear element in front of the sampler. The basic assumption made is that the error signal entering the nonlinear element is a pure sinusoid.

Descriptors :   (*SERVOMECHANISMS, FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS), (*FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS, SERVOMECHANISMS), (*NONLINEAR SYSTEMS, CONTROL SYSTEMS), (*CONTROL SYSTEMS, NONLINEAR SYSTEMS), FEEDBACK, SAMPLING, FUNCTIONS(MATHEMATICS), FOURIER ANALYSIS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE