Hierarchical nonlinear switching control design with applications to propulsion systems

  • Authors
  • Alexander Leonessa
  • Wassim M. Haddad
  • VijaySekhar Chellaboina

Part of the Lecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences book series (LNCIS, volume 255)

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This book presents a general nonlinear control design methodology for nonlinear uncertain dynamical systems. Specifically, a hierarchical nonlinear switching control framework is developed that provides a rigorous alternative to gain scheduling control for general nonlinear uncertain systems. The proposed switching control design framework accounts for actuator saturation constraints as well as system modeling uncertainty. The efficacy of the control design approach is extensively demonstrated on aeroengine propulsion systems. In particular, dynamic models for rotating stall and surge in axial and centrifugal flow compression systems that lend themselves to the application of nonlinear control design are developed and the hierarchical switching control framework is then applied to control the aerodynamic instabilities of rotating stall and surge.
For the researcher who is entering the field of hierarchical switching robust control this book provides a plethora of new research directions. Alternatively, for researchers already active in the field of hierarchical control and hybrid systems, this book can be used as a reference to a significant body of recent work. Furthermore, control practitioners involved with nonlinear control design can immensely benefit from the novel nonlinear stabilization techniques presented in the book.


Hierarchical Switching Control Hybrid Systems Lyapunov function Nonlinear control Nonlinear system stabilization Propulsion control Propulsion systems Robust Control Stability theory aircraft engine control modeling

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Limited 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-85233-335-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-84628-557-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0170-8643
  • Series Online ISSN 1610-7411
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