Accession Number : AD0754370

Title :   The Output Sensitivity of Nonlinear Control Systems.

Descriptive Note : Technical memo.,

Corporate Author : JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV SILVER SPRING MD APPLIED PHYSICS LAB

Personal Author(s) : Crane,R. N. ; Stubberud,A. R.

Report Date : OCT 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : A new formulation of the output sensitivity problem is developed which is applicable to a large class of nonlinear systems that could not be handled previously by standard sensitivity methods. The formulation is based on the use of feedback as a second degree of freedom and is structured such that classical sensitivity of techniques form a subset of the general development. The principal result obtained is a subsidiary minimization problem, from which the feedback operator can be explicitly determined. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ADAPTIVE CONTROL SYSTEMS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS), NONLINEAR SYSTEMS, FEEDBACK, SENSITIVITY, TRANSFER FUNCTIONS, NOISE, THEOREMS, PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, CALCULUS OF VARIATIONS

Subject Categories : Numerical Mathematics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE