Regions of attraction and ultimate boundedness for linear quadratic regulators with nonlinearities
- Joshi, S. M.
- Jul 1, 1984.
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- The closed-loop stability of multivariable linear time-invariant systems controlled by optimal linear quadratic (LQ) regulators is investigated for the case when the feedback loops have nonlinearities N(sigma) that violate the standard stability condition, sigma N(sigma) or = 0.5 sigma(2). The violations of the condition are assumed to occur either (1) for values of sigma away from the origin (sigma = 0) or (2) for values of sigma in a neighborhood of the origin. It is proved that there exists a region of attraction for case (1) and a region of ultimate boundedness for case (2), and estimates are obtained for these regions. The results provide methods for selecting the performance function parameters to design LQ regulators with better tolerance to nonlinearities. The results are demonstrated by application to the problem of attitude and vibration control of a large, flexible space antenna in the presence of actuator nonlinearities.
- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 19840020469., Accession ID: 84N28538., NAS 1.60:2322., NASA-TP-2322., and L-15739.
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