Transferring instantly the state of higher-order linear descriptor (Regular) differential systems using impulsive inputs

Athanasios A. Pantelous, Athanasios D. Karageorgos, Grigoris I. Kalogeropoulos

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In many applications, and generally speaking in many dynamical differential systems, the problem of transferring the initial state of the system to a desired state in (almost) zero-time time is desirable but difficult to achieve. Theoretically, this can be achieved by using a linear combination of Dirac δ -function and its derivatives. Obviously, such an input is physically unrealizable. However, we can think of it approximately as a combination of small pulses of very high magnitude and infinitely small duration. In this paper, the approximation process of the distributional behaviour of higher-order linear descriptor (regular) differential systems is presented. Thus, new analytical formulae based on linear algebra methods and generalized inverses theory are provided. Our approach is quite general and some significant conditions are derived. Finally, a numerical example is presented and discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number562484
JournalJournal of Control Science and Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

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