Encyclopedia of Systems and Control

2015 Edition
| Editors: John Baillieul, Tariq Samad

Nonlinear Sampled-Data Systems

  • Dragan Nesic
  • Romain Postoyan
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-5058-9_98


Sampled-data systems are control systems in which the feedback law is digitally implemented via a computer. They are prevalent nowadays due to the numerous advantages they offer compared to analog control. Nonlinear sampled-data systems arise in this context when either the plant model or the controller is nonlinear. While their linear counterpart is now a mature area, nonlinear sampled-data systems are much harder to deal with and, hence, much less understood. Their inherent complexity leads to a variety of methods for their modeling, analysis, and design. A summary of these methods is presented in this entry.


Discrete time Nonlinear Sampled data Sampler Zero-order hold 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Electronic EngineeringThe University of MelbourneMelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.Université de LorraineCRANFrance
  3. 3.CNRSCRANFrance