Control Theory: Perspectives, Applications and Developments


Series: Systems Science
BISAC: COM031000

Control Theory is a field of applied mathematics and engineering that deals with the basic principles underlying the analysis and design of control systems. “Controlling a system” means to influence the behavior of the system in order to achieve a desired goal. Control theory deals with the use of a controller to achieve this purpose.

Control theory has been recognized as a mathematical subject since the 1960’s; it has contributed to scientific and technological progress in many areas over the last few decades. Control theory has been extensively used in modern society, from simple applications such as temperature devices to sophisticated systems in space flight. The aim of this book is to solve different problems concerning control systems. This book joins a number of recent works in control theory and is useful as a source for researchers in this field concerning control systems.
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Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 – Global Control Theory and its Applications
(T. A. Adewale, O. M. Bamigbola, Department of Industrial Mathematics, Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, Nigeria, and others)

Chapter 2 – Controllability of Linear Control Systems on Time Scales: A Survey
(Francisco Miranda, Center for Research and Development in Mathematics and Applications, University of Aveiro, and Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo, Portugal)

Chapter 3 – H∞ Filter Based Decentralized Control for a Class of Large-scale Systems
(Latifa Boutat-Baddas, Mejda Mansouri-Ezzine, Mohamed Darouach, Université de Lorraine, IUT de Longwy, France)

Chapter 4 – LMIs Approach Based Robust H∞ Fuzzy Controller Design for Nonlinear Time-varying Delay Systems
(Wudhichai Assawinchaichote, Department of Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, Bangkok, Thailand)

Chapter 5 – Optimal Filtering for Discrete-time Differential Algebraic Systems
(Mohamed Darouach, Ibrahima Ndoye, Marouane Alma, Harouna Souley Ali, Université de Lorraine, IUT de Longwy, France, and others)

Chapter 6 – An Overview of Observability of Linear Control Systems on Time Scales
(Francisco Miranda, Center for Research and Development in Mathematics and Applications, University of Aveiro, and Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo, Portugal)

Chapter 7 – Parameter Identification of Liénard Systems via Nonlinear Observers
(Lizeth Torres, Instituto de Ingeniería, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, and others)

Chapter 8 – Extremum Seeking-based Indirect Adaptive Control and Feedback Gains Auto-tuning for Nonlinear Systems
(Mouhacine Benosman, Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Cambridge, USA)

Chapter 9 – Postural Stability on Minimal Support
(Hooshang Hemami, Vadim I. Utkin, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA)

Chapter 10 – Formation Flight of Small Scale Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: A Review
(Mohammad Hejase, Hassan Noura, Ahmad Drak, Electrical Engineering Department, United Arab Emirates University, Al Ain, UAE)

Chapter 11 – Active Fault Tolerant Control of an Octorotor UAV
(Abdel-Razzak Merheb, Hassan Noura, François Bateman, LSIS lab, Aix-Marseille University, Marseille, France, and others)

Chapter 12 – Lyapunov-based Control of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Designed via Stability Analysis
(Dongbin Lee, Timothy C. Burg, Faculty of Department of Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering and Technology, Oregon Institute of Technology (Oregon TECH), Klamath Falls, OR, USA, and others)

Chapter 13 – Delta-sigma Modulator for Control System
(Dhafer Almakhles, Akshya Swain, Nitish Patel, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand)

Chapter 14 – Improving Energy Savings and Thermal Comfort in Large-scale Buildings via Adaptive Optimization
(Iakovos T. Michailidis, Simone Baldi, Elias B. Kosmatopoulos, Martin F. Pichler, and Juan R. Santiago, Centre for Research & Technology Hellas (I.T.I.-CE.R.T.H.), Thessaloniki, Greece, and others)


Audience: Academicians, researchers, advanced-level students, technology developers, and engineers. This book can potentially be used in any undergraduate or graduate course in the field of control theory.

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