Thursday, May 7

Nonlinear Systems

4:30 PM-6:30 PM
Chair: Geir E. Dullerud, University of Waterloo, Canada
Room: Omni Ballroom A

4:30 A General Methodolgy for Control of Nonlinear Systems along Trajectories
Geir E. Dullerud, University of Waterloo, Canada; Raffaello D'Andrea, Cornell University; and Sanjay G. Lall, California Institute of Technology
4:50 Lyapunov Functions for Discrete-Time Luré Systems with Monotone Nonlinearities
Mahes M. Ekanayake and Kamal Premaratne, University of Miami
5:10 On the Generalized Zero Dynamics Of Nonlinear Systems
Xiaochang Alex Wang, Texas Tech University
5:30 A Combined Backstepping/Variable Structure Control Technique for Multi-Input Systems
Giorgio Bartolini, DIEE University of Cagliari, Italy; Antonella Ferrara and Luisa Giacomini, DIST University of Genova, Italy
5:50 The Structure of Controllability Sets and Optimal Trajectories of Second-Order Nonlinear Systems
V. P. Savelyev, Nizhni Novgorod State University, Russia
6:10 When is a Nonlinear State Feedback Minimax for an Affine Nonlinear System?
Mark M.Kogan, Nizhni Novgorod State University, Russia

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