Achievable behavior of general systems

Arjan van der Schaft

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    A basic question in systems and control theory concerns the characterization of the set of all achievable closed-loop systems for a given plant system and a controller system to be designed. This problem is addressed in a general behavioral context. Sufficient, and often necessary, conditions for a behavior to be achievable are given, and for any achievable behavior a canonical controller is defined. The results generalize previously obtained results obtained for finite-dimensional linear systems. The application to nonlinear differential systems is outlined.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)141-149
    Number of pages9
    JournalSystems and control letters
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2003


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