Mechanics and Control

The Workshop on Control Mechanics has been held at the University of South­ ern California annually since 1988 under the leadership of late Professor Janislaw M. Skowronski. The primary goal of Professor Skowronski in organizing this series of work­ shops was to promote the use of advanced mechanics...

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Bibliographic Details
Other Authors: Guttalu, R.S. (Editor)
Format: eBook
Published: New York, NY Springer US 1994, 1994
Edition:1st ed. 1994
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Collection: Springer Book Archives -2004 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • In Honor of Angelo Miele
  • A Tribute to Angelo Miele
  • Control Methodology
  • Robust Exponential Convergence with Bounded Controllers
  • Entropy Minimization Problem with Linear Constraints, Schrödinger Bridge and a Conditional Sanov Theorem
  • Second Variation Conditions for the Optimal Control Problem with Normalized final Time
  • Identification of the Optimal Lyapunov Function for Systems with Structured Uncertainties
  • A New Tool for Robust Control
  • New Directions in the Control of Nonlinear Mechanical Systems
  • Partially Singular Control Trajectories Revisited
  • Applications to Aerospace Systems
  • Pursuit-Evasion Differential Games Applied to a 3-Dimensional Missile Guidance Problem Using the Liapunov Approach
  • Game Theoretic Regular Perturbation Guidance Strategies for Aeroassisted Plane Change Missions
  • Minimum-Fuel Transfer Between Coplanar Elliptic Orbits—Global Results Using Green’s Theorem
  • Periodic Optimal Endurance Cruise with Variable Camber Control
  • Optimal Thrust and Aerodynamic Controls in Hypersonic Flight
  • Control of Mechanical Systems
  • Sequential Design of a Linear Quadratic Controller for the Deep Space Network Antennas
  • Maneuvering and Control of Space Structures
  • Low Speed Motion Control of a Hamiltonian System
  • Boundary Stabilization of Nonlinear Flexible Systems
  • Differential Dynamic Programming and State Variable Inequality Constrained Problems
  • Dynamical Pulse-Width-Modulation Control of Rigid and Flexible Manipulators
  • A Chaotic Controller for the Double Pendulum
  • Adaptive Control of Redundant Multiple Robots in Cooperative Motion
  • Computational Techniques
  • Jacobian Motion: A Direct Approach
  • Neural Modeling and Identification of Nonlinear Systems in an Abstract Space Setting
  • Global Behavior of Branin’s Method
  • ANumerical Solution for the Nonlinear Eigenvalue System
  • Contributors