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