Control of Uncertain Systems

Proceedings of an International Workshop Bremen, West Germany, June 1989

  • Diederich Hinrichsen
  • Bengt Mårtensson

Part of the Progress in Systems and Control Theory book series (PSCT, volume 6)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Fritz Colonius, Wolfgang Kliemann
    Pages 19-55
  3. Filippo De Mari, Raimund Ober
    Pages 57-67
  4. Tyrphon T. Georgiou, Malcolm C. Smith
    Pages 69-82
  5. G. C. Goodwin, B. A. León de la Barra, R. J. Mazzaferri
    Pages 83-99
  6. U. Helmke, D. Prätzel-Wolters, S. Schmid
    Pages 101-117
  7. D. Hinrichsen, A. J. Pritchard
    Pages 119-162
  8. Karl Heinz Kienitz
    Pages 163-178
  9. Izchak Lewkowicz, Raphael Sivan
    Pages 179-196
  10. D. E. Miller, E. J. Davison
    Pages 197-219
  11. Lahcen Saydy, André L. Tits, Eyad H. Abed
    Pages 259-269
  12. R. J. Veillette, J. V. Medanić, W. R. Perkins
    Pages 309-327
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 345-345

About this book


Invoking the machinery of Control Theory to control a real-world plant means, on the basis of available a priori knowledge of the plant, design­ ing/selecting a feasible controller accomplishing the control objective. A priori knowledge about the plant is normally represented as a mathemat­ ical model, given by physical laws or measurement data. Such a model is inevitably uncertain, due to measurement errors, simplified models of natural laws, neglected dynamics, and the desire to get a model tractable for further computations. Control of Uncertain Systems is therefore an im­ portant issue, both practically and philosophically. Basically, two different approaches exist: Adaptive Control and Robust Control. On four beautiful summer days in June 1989, researchers from 12 coun­ tries gathered together in Bremen, West Germany, for a workshop devoted to these issues. 49 talks, invited and contributed, were presented. The present work collects 18 of these talks. (Program and original abstracts from the workshop are available as Report 209, Institute for Dynamical System.) The papers represent a broad scope of current trends in robust and adaptive control. Topics covered include: New directions in adaptive control, stability analysis of uncertain systems, robust and adaptive stabi­ lization, numerical methods, and topological aspects of robust control. The papers were carefully refereed and we would like to thank the referees for their efforts, which have resulted in substantial improvements.


Germany adaptive control dynamical systems numerical method research stability

Editors and affiliations

  • Diederich Hinrichsen
    • 1
  • Bengt Mårtensson
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Dynamische SystemeUniversität BremenBremen 33Federal Republic of Germany

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