Accession Number : ADA291083

Title :   Nonlinear Control Systems.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 15 Aug 91-14 Oct 94,

Corporate Author : WASHINGTON UNIV ST LOUIS MO DEPT OF SYSTEMS SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS

Personal Author(s) : Byrnes, C. I.

PDF Url : ADA291083

Report Date : 13 DEC 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 36

Abstract : The ability to systematically control dominant nonlinear effects in the evolution of complex dynamical systems is an important research goal, with applications in several existing and emerging DOD research and development programs. The research we describe here is aimed at the development of a control methodology for lumped and distributed parameter systems, similar in scope and applicability to classical automatic control design for lumped linear systems. This program is aimed at the systematic development of feedback design methodologies for shaping, or at least influencing, the response of a broad class of nonlinear systems. (AN)

Descriptors :   *CONTROL SYSTEMS, *NONLINEAR SYSTEMS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, ALGORITHMS, OPTIMIZATION, PARAMETERS, SHOCK WAVES, COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS, SOLUTIONS(GENERAL), FEEDBACK, PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, CONTROL THEORY, APPLIED MATHEMATICS, DESIGN CRITERIA, DYNAMIC PROGRAMMING, NAVIER STOKES EQUATIONS, AUTOMATIC, GAME THEORY, LAGRANGIAN FUNCTIONS, RICCATI EQUATION.

Subject Categories : Operations Research
      Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE