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  • The Global ETD Search service is a free service for researchers to find electronic theses and dissertations. This service is provided by the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations.
    Our metadata is collected from universities around the world. If you manage a university/consortium/country archive and want to be added, details can be found on the NDLTD website.

Feedback control algorithms through Lyapunov optimizing control and trajectory following optimization

McDonald, Dale Brian. January 2006 (has links) (PDF)
Thesis (Ph. D.)--Washington State University, May 2006. / Includes bibliographical references (p. 130-134).

The control of flexible robots

Shifman, Jeffrey Joseph January 1991 (has links)
No description available.

Lyapunov spectrum and control sets

Grünvogel, Stefan Michael. January 2000 (has links)
Thesis (doctoral)--Universität Augsburg, 2000. / Includes bibliographical references (p. 177-179) and index.

Stable bilateral teleoperation with time-varying delays

Yang, Yuan 12 July 2017 (has links)
A teleoperation system is a master-slave robotic system in which the master and slave robots are at different geographical locations and synchronize their motions through the communication channel, with the goal of enabling the human operator to interact with a remote environment. The two primary objectives of bilateral teleoperation systems, position tracking and force feedback, are necessary for providing the user with high fidelity telepresence. However, time delays in communication channels impede the realization of the two objectives and even destabilize the system. To guarantee stability and improve performance, several damping injection-based controllers have been developed in this thesis for two channel and four channel teleoperation systems. For two channel teleoperation, an adaptive bounded state feedback controller has firstly been proposed to address teleoperation with time-varying delays, model uncertainties and bounded actuations. Next, a simplified and augmented globally exponentially convergent velocity observer has been designed and incorporated in the conventional P+d control to obtain stable bilateral teleoperation without using velocity measurements. Then, the more challenging bounded output feedback control problem has been solved by combining the bounded state feedback control and output feedback control two techniques with more conservative control gains. In four channel teleoperation, a hybrid damping and stiffness adjustment strategy has been introduced to tightly constrain the master and slave robots and achieve robust stability. Further, the nonsingular version is developed to conquer the singularity problem in the hybrid strategy, which has been proved to avoid unexpected torque spikes due to the singularity problem at zero velocities. Besides, this thesis has also provided a reduced-order controller to guarantee position coordination for arbitrarily large position errors and maintain the tight coupling between the master and slave sites. After concluding all the research results, future study directions are pointed out at the end of this thesis. / Graduate

An investigation of techniques for nonlinear state observation

McBride, Dean Christian Tait January 2016 (has links)
A dissertation submitted to the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment, University of the Witwatersrand, in fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science in Engineering. Johannesburg, 2016 / An investigation and analysis of a collection of different techniques, for estimating the states of nonlinear systems, was undertaken. It was found that most of the existing literature on the topic could be organized into several groups of nonlinear observer design techniques, of which each group follows a specific concept and slight variations thereof. From out of this investigation it was discovered that a variation of the adaptive observer could be successfully applied to numerous nonlinear systems, given only limited output information. This particular technique formed the foundation on which a design procedure was developed in order to asymptotically estimate the states of nonlinear systems of a certain form, using only partial state information available. Lyapunov stability theory was used to prove the validity of this technique, given that certain conditions and assumptions are satisfied. A heuristic procedure was then developed to get a linearized model of the error transient behaviour that could form the upper bounds of the transient times of the observer. The technique above, characterized by a design algorithm, was then applied to three well-known nonlinear systems; namely the Lorenz attractor, the Rössler attractor, and the Van Der Pol oscillator. The results, illustrated through numerical simulation, clearly indicate that the technique developed is successful, provided all assumptions and conditions are satisfied. / MT2017

Stability Analysis of Uncertain Nonlinear Systems with High-Gain Observers

Liou, Fa-jiun 10 February 2010 (has links)
Based on the Lyapunov stability theorem, a modified stability analysis as well as a modified observer is proposed in this thesis for a class of uncertain nonlinear systems with an existent high gain observer. By assuming that the first two state variables are indirectly measurable, reanalyzing the stability of the error dynamics is presented first. The advantage of this modified analytic method is that the upper bound of the disturbance distribution functions is not required to be known in advance, and the asymptotic stability is still guaranteed. Next, based on this existent observer, a slightly modified observer is presented for systems with disturbances whose upper bound is unknown. An adaptive mechanism is embedded in the proposed observer, so that the upper bound of perturbations is not required to be known beforehand. The resultant dynamics of estimation errors can be driven into the sliding surface in a finite time, and guarantee asymptotic stability. A numerical example and a practical example are given to demonstrate the feasibility of the proposed observer.

Design of Nonlinear Controllers for Systems with Mismatched Perturbations

Chang, Yaote 18 January 2007 (has links)
In this dissertation, four nonlinear controllers are proposed for different class of multi-input multi-output (MIMO) systems with matched and mismatched perturbations. All the plants to be controlled contains input uncertainty. The technique of the adaptive sliding mode control (ASMC) scheme is first introduced in order to solve the regulation or tracking problems. By applying adaptive techniques to the design of a novel sliding surface as well as to the design of sliding mode controller, one can not only enable the fulfillment of reaching mode in fi- nite time, but also suppress the mismatched perturbations when system is in the sliding mode. Secondly, the design methodology of block backstepping is proposed to solve the regulation problem in chapter 5. Some adaptive mechanisms are employed in the virtual input controller, so that the mismatched perturbations can be tackled and the proposed robust controller can guarantee stability of the controlled systems. All these control schemes are designed by means of Lyapunov stability theorem. Each robust controller contains two parts. The first part is for eliminating measurable feedback signals of the plant, and the second part is an adaptive control mechanism, which is capable of adapting some unknown constants embedded in the least upper bounds of perturbations, so that the knowledge of the least upper bounds of matched and mismatched perturbations is not required and can achieve asymptotic stability. Several numerical examples and industrial applications are demonstrated for showing the feasibility of the proposed control schemes.

Some stability results for time-delay control problems

Yim, Li-hing. January 2000 (has links)
Thesis (M. Ed.)--University of Hong Kong, 2001. / Includes bibliographical references (leaves 27-31).

Some stability results for time-delay control problems

嚴利興, Yim, Li-hing. January 2000 (has links)
published_or_final_version / Mathematics / Master / Master of Philosophy

Dynamical Adaptive Backstepping-Sliding Mode Control of Penumatic Actuator

He, Liang 23 September 2010 (has links)
This thesis documents the development of a novel nonlinear controller for servo pneumatic actuators that give good reference tracking at low speed motion, where friction has strong effect to the system behaviors. The design of the nonlinear controller presented in this thesis is based on the formalism of Lyapunov stability theory. The controller is constructed through a dynamical adaptive backstepping-sliding mode control algorithm. The conventional Lyapunov-based control algorithm is often limited by the order of the dynamical system; however, the backstepping design concept allows the control algorithm to be extended to higher order dynamical systems. In addition, the friction is estimated on-line via the Lyapunov-based adaptive laws embedded in the controller; meanwhile, the sliding mode control provides high robustness to the system parameter uncertainties. The simulation results clearly demonstrating the improved system performance (i.e., fast response and the reduced tracking error) are presented. Finally, the integration of the controller with a Lyapunov-based pressure observer reduces the state feedback of the servo pneumatic actuator model to only the piston displacement.

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