Adaptive time-optimal control of flexible structures

A. M. Pascoal, R. L. Kosut, G. F. Franklin, Deirdre Meldrum, M. L. Workman

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The Extended Proximate Time-Optimal Servo (XPTOS) is analyzed for stability using techniques that take directly into account the existence of a lightly damped structural mode. The XPTOS system operates in closed loop and blends in its structure the characteristics of a time-optimal control law and the fine tracking properties of a properly tuned linear regulator. This study, addresses the (idealized) case of flexible structures that contain a single or dominant structural mode. Simulation results demonstrate the performance of the XPTOS and delineate its range of applicability.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProc 1989 Am Control Conf
Editors Anon
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ, United States
PublisherPubl by IEEE
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1989 American Control Conference - Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Duration: Jun 21 1989Jun 23 1989


OtherProceedings of the 1989 American Control Conference
CityPittsburgh, PA, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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