Vibrational Control of a Laser Illuminated Thermochemical System

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J. Bentsman, H. Hvostov

Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801

J. Dyn. Sys., Meas., Control 110(2), 109-113 (Jun 01, 1988) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3152659 History: Received September 01, 1986; Online July 21, 2009


Vibrational control is a nonclassical open-loop control principle which proposes a utilization of zero mean parametric excitation of a dynamical system for achieving control objectives. In the present paper, excitations introduced into the incident power of a laser beam in a laser illuminated thermochemical reaction are shown to be capable of inducing asymptotically stable operating regimes with averages located at initially unstable steady states. This opens a possibility of alleviating measurement and actuator related difficulties associated with conventional methods in a stabilization of laser-driven systems.

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