Perspectives in Control: Theory and Applications

Perspectives in Control: Theory and Applications

by Dorothee Normand-Cyrot (Editor)

Paperback(Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1998)

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Perspectives in Control comprises twenty-one essays by leading experts in the field of control. Most of these were presented as plenary lectures at the colloquium erspectives in Control held at Paris, June 1998, and organised by the GdR-Automatique to mark the occasion of the sixtieth birthday of its founder, Ioan Dori Landau. The book provides a unique opportunity to report the views of the world-renowned authorities on some of the directions in which control disciplines might evolve in various areas at the threshold of the twenty-first century. The variety of essays, which includes advanced methodological contributions and overview tutorials as well as more philosophical reflections, contributes to the richness of the book. Many aspects of the field are discussed , including: - adaptive control; - passivity concepts; - nonlinear control; - system identification; - supervisory control; - diagnosis; - emerging applied fields such as mechatronics, air traffic control, power plants, and educational devices. Many of the pioneering aspects of Professor Landau's work are covered. The book will be of interest to scientists as a guide to challenging research subjects, and of value to applied researchers as a survey of the current state of the art and potential of the field.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781447112785
Publisher: Springer London
Publication date: 10/21/2011
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1998
Pages: 346
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

Control: From Research to Industry, from Theory to Application.- 1: Adaptive Control.- its expectations, open questions and perspectives.- Fundamental Problems in Adaptive Control.- A Bound for the Disturbance-to-Tracking-Error Gain of a Supervised Set-Point Control System.- A Discrete-Time Algorithm for Identification and Adaptive Control.- 2: Passivity.- a wide concept.- Backstepping and Passivation in the Presence of an Integrator with Throughput.- Robust H?, Control of Time-Delay Systems: A Generalized Popov Theory Approach.- Passivity-Based Control of the Inverted Pendulum.- Feedback Linearization, Integrator Backstepping and Passivity-Based Controller Designs: A Comparison Example.- 3: Control Design Methodologies.- robustness issues.- A Paradox in Pole Placement Design.- Stabilization by Output Feedback Revisited.- Regulating Non-Minimum Phase Outputs: A Flatness-Based Approach.- 4: State.- a fundamental concept.- State and Storage.- Concepts of “State” in Introductory Control Education.- Discrete-Time State Representations; a New Paradigm.- 5: Identification — Supervision — Diagnosis.- towards the future.- Bias, Variance and Optimal Experiment Design: Some Comments on Closed Loop Identification.- Diagnostics and Monitoring as Tightly Coupled to Identification.- 6: Advanced Applied Areas.- theory versus applications.- Applications of Digital Control and Adaptive Control Theories to Mechatronic Systems.- Advanced Estimation and Optimization for Air Traffic Surveillance.- Why Wide Webs Wrinkle.- Classical/Advanced Control for Hydraulic Power Plants.- Conclusion.- Competition, Interaction and Control.- Publications.

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