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Quasilinear Control Performance Analysis and Design of Feedback Systems with Nonlinear Sensors and Actuators

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ISBN-10: 1107429382

ISBN-13: 9781107429383

Edition: 2014

Authors: ShiNung Ching, Yongsoon Eun, Cevat Gokcek, Pierre T. Kabamba, Semyon M. Meerkov

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This is a textbook and reference for readers interested in quasilinear control (QLC). QLC is a set of methods for performance analysis and design of linear plant or nonlinear instrumentation (LPNI) systems. The approach of QLC is based on the method of stochastic linearization, which reduces the nonlinearities of actuators and sensors to quasilinear gains. Unlike the usual - Jacobian linearization - stochastic linearization is global. Using this approximation, QLC extends most of the linear control theory techniques to LPNI systems. A bisection algorithm for solving these equations is provided. In addition, QLC includes new problems, specific for the LPNI scenario. Examples include…    
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List price: $35.99
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 8/21/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 302
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

ShiNung Ching is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Neurosciences Statistics Research Laboratory at MIT, where he has been since completing his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at the University of Michigan. His research involves a systems theoretic approach to anesthesia and neuroscience, looking to use mathematical techniques and engineering approaches - such as dynamical systems, modeling, signal processing and control theory - to offer new insights into the mechanisms of the brain. By combining physiology with technical tools, this 'systems neuroscience' approach to neurodynamics promises to suggest novel medical and pharmacological strategies and technologies.

Yongsoon Eun received his B.A. degree in Mathematics, B.S. and M.S.E degrees in Control and Instrumentation Engineering, all from Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, in 1992, 1994, and 1997, respectively, and his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Michigan in 2003. Since 2003 he has been with Xerox Innovation Group in Webster, New York, where he is currently a Senior Research Scientist. Dr. Eun has worked on a number of subsystem technologies in the xerographic marking process, and recent activities focus on the image registration of inkjet marking technology. To date, he has published more than 30 journal and refereed conference papers…    

Cevat Gokcek is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Michigan State University. His research in the Controls and Mechatronics Laboratory focus on automotive, aerospace, and wireless applications, with current projects in plasma ignition systems and resonance-seeking control systems to improve combustion and fuel efficiency.

Pierre T. Kabamba is a Professor of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Michigan. Professor Kabamba's research interests are in the area of linear and nonlinear dynamic systems, robust control, guidance and navigation, and intelligent control. His recent research activities are aimed at the development of a quasilinear control theory that is applicable to linear plants with nonlinear sensors or actuators. He has also done work in the design, scheduling, and operation of multi-spacecraft interferometric imaging systems, to be used to obtain images of exo-solar planets. Moreover, he has also done work in the analysis and optimization of random search algorithms. Finally, he is also…    

Semyon M. Meerkov has been a Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Michigan since 1984. He received his Ph.D. in Systems Science from the Institute of Control Sciences in Moscow, Russia, in 1966, where he remained until 1977. He then moved to the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Illinois Institute of Technology and subsequently to Michigan in 1984. He has held visiting positions at UCLA (1978-9); Stanford University (1991); Technion, Israel (1997-8 and 2008); and Tsinghua, China (2008). He was the editor-in-chief of Mathematical Problems in Engineering, department editor for Manufacturing Systems of IIE Transactions and associate editor of several…