Overtaking Tracking Problems in Risk-Averse Control

  • Khanh D. Pham
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Optimization book series (BRIEFSOPTI)


Among the important results herein is the performance information analysis of forecasting higher-order characteristics of a general criterion of performance associated with a stochastic tracking system which is closely supervised by a reference command input and a desired trajectory. Both compactness from logic of state-space model description and quantitativity from probabilistic knowledge of stochastic disturbances are exploited to therefore allow accurate prediction of the effects of chi-squared randomness on performance distribution of the optimal tracking problem. Information about performance-measure statistics is further utilized in the synthesis of statistical optimal controllers which are thus capable of shaping the distribution of tracking performance without reliance on computationally intensive Monte Carlo analysis as needed in post-design performance assessment. As a by-product, the recent results can potentially be applicable to another substantially larger class of optimal tracking systems whereby local representations with only first two statistics for non-Gaussian random distributions of exogenous disturbances and uncertain environments may be sufficient.


Feedback Gain Performance Robustness Exogenous Disturbance Command Input Design Feedback Control 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Khanh D. Pham
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  1. 1.The Air Force Research LaboratorySpace Vehicles DirectorateKirtland Air Force BaseUSA

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