The canonical controllers and regular interconnection

A.A.J. Anak Agung Julius, J.C. Willems, M.N. Belur, H.L. Trentelman

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    We study the control problem from the point of view of the behavioral systems theory. Two controller constructions, called canonical controllers, are introduced. We prove that for linear time-invariant behaviors, the canonical controllers implement the desired behavior if and only if there exists a controller that implements it. We also investigate the regularity of the canonical controllers, and establish the fact that they are maximally irregular. This means a canonical controller is regular if and only if every other controller that implements the desired behavior is regular.
    Original languageUndefined
    Pages (from-to)787-797
    JournalSystems and control letters
    Issue number8
    Publication statusPublished - 2005


    • Regular controller
    • Regular interconnection
    • Implementability
    • Behavioral control
    • Canonical controller
    • IR-77642
    • Behaviors

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