Boundary Control Systems and the System Node

J.A. Villegas, Y. Le Gorrec, Heiko J. Zwart, Arjan van der Schaft

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    In this paper we show how to formulate a boundary control system in terms of the system node, that is, as an operator $ \mathcal{S}:= \left[ \begin{smallmatrix} A\& B\, \\ C\& D \end{smallmatrix}\right]:D(S) \rightarrow \vects{ X }{ Y }$ where $X$ is the state space and $Y$ is the output space. Here we give results which show how to find the top part of this operator and its domain in an easy way. For a class of boundary control systems, associated with a skew-symmetric differential operator, we completely identify the system node. Some results about stability and approximate observability are presented for this class of systems.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 16th IFAC World Congress
    EditorsP Horacek, M Simandl, P Zitek
    Place of PublicationAmsterdam
    PublisherInternational Federation of Automatic Control
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)978-0-08-045108-4
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 2005
    Event16th IFAC World Congress 2005 - Prague, Czech Republic
    Duration: 3 Jul 20058 Jul 2005
    Conference number: 16

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    Conference16th IFAC World Congress 2005
    Country/TerritoryCzech Republic
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    • EWI-8283
    • IR-63719
    • METIS-225037

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