Suboptimal Design of a Class of Nonlinear Controllers

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W. B. Rouse

Department of Engineering Design, Tufts University, Medford, Mass.

D. P. Garg

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Duke University, Durham, N. C.

J. Dyn. Sys., Meas., Control 95(4), 352-355 (Dec 01, 1973) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3426734 History: Received August 22, 1973; Online July 13, 2010


A systematic design procedure is presented for suboptimal nonlinear controller synthesis. Such a control yields faster response characteristics than are normally possible with a linear controller. The technique is geared to single-input linear systems where excursions of one state variable are of more importance than others. Design steps are formulated in terms of readily applicable algebraic equations. The proposed method is applied to several design examples, and the advantages are shown by comparison with the results obtained from existing techniques.

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