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Bifurcation Control of Nonlinear Systems
Bifurcation control is discussed in the context of the stabilization of high angle-of-attach flight dynamics. Two classes of stabilization problems for which bifurcation control is useful are discussed. In the first class, ...
Geometry, Dynamics and Control of Coupled Systems
In this dissertation, we study the dynamics and control of coupled mechanical systems. A key feature of this work is the systematic use of modern geometric mechanics, including methods based on symplectic geometry, Lie ...
Feedback Stabilization via Center Manifold Reduction with Application to Tethered Satellites
Center manifold reduction has recently been introduced as a tool for design of stabilizing control laws for nonlinear systems in critical cases. In this dissertation, the center manifold approach is elaborated for general ...