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Some Aspects of the Lur'e Problem

Thathachar, MAL and Srinath, MD (1967) Some Aspects of the Lur'e Problem. In: IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 12 (4). pp. 451-453.


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The problem of absolute stability of feedback systems containing a single nonlinearity is considered for the case of the linear transfer function having an equal number of finite poles and zeros. Explicit Liapunov functions are presented and frequency-domain criteria are derived for systems for which the nonlinear function f(\cdot) belongs to the class $A_{\infty}$ (f lies in the first and third quadrants) or its subclasses such as monotonically increasing functions $(f \in M_{\infty})$, odd-monotonic functions $(f \in O_{\infty})$, and functions with a power-law restriction $(f \in P_{\infty})$. A new class of functions with restricted asymmetry having the property |f(\theta)/f(-\theta)|, \leq C for all \theta (\theta \neq to 0) is introduced, and the results obtained can be used to establish stability in some cases even when the Nyquist plot of the linear part transfer function lies in all the four quadrants and the nonlinearity is not necessarily odd. Restrictions on the derivative of the non-linearity have been taken into account by means of a transformation, and the resulting stability criterion is seen to be an improvement over those obtained in some earlier papers.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control
Publisher: IEEE
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Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > Electrical Engineering
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2005
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:19
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/3466

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