Constructive Nonlinear Control

Friday, May 1, 1998 - 9:30am - 10:30am
Keller 3-180
Petar Kokotovic (University of California)
This talk will survey recently developed tools and procedures for systematic design of stabilizing feedback controllers for classes of nonlinear systems. Among the tools are inverse optimality and passivity, while the procedures include backstepping and forwarding. A typical engine design application will also be discussed.