TY - GEN

T1 - Strong stabilization of a non-uniform SCOLE model

AU - Zhao, Xiaowei

AU - Weiss, George

PY - 2008

Y1 - 2008

N2 - The SCOLE (NASA Spacecraft Control Laboratory Experiment) model is considered the best model for the coupled system consisting of a flexible beam with one end clamped and the other end linked to a rigid body. This model has been studied extensively, with most papers assuming that the flexible beam is uniform. In our study we allow the coefficients of the beam equation to vary with position, like in Guo [2002] which has considered the non-homogeneous structure of the beam. It has been proved that the exponential stabilization of the uniform SCOLE model is impossible to achieve by boundary feedback from the natural output signals (the speed and the angular velocity of the rigid body) (see Rao [1995]). Thus the non-uniform SCOLE model is not exponentially stabilizable in general, by using these signals. Although the exponential stabilization of the SCOLE model can be obtained by high order output feedback (see Guo [2002] and Rao [1995]), the corresponding closed-loop system is not well-posed. In addition, such a feedback is difficult to realize in practice. Thus we have to compromise for strong stabilization. Following a recent strong stabilization theorem for passive systems in Curtain and Weiss [2007], we have shown that the non-uniform SCOLE model is strongly stabilizable by static output feedback from either the speed or the angular velocity of the rigid body.

AB - The SCOLE (NASA Spacecraft Control Laboratory Experiment) model is considered the best model for the coupled system consisting of a flexible beam with one end clamped and the other end linked to a rigid body. This model has been studied extensively, with most papers assuming that the flexible beam is uniform. In our study we allow the coefficients of the beam equation to vary with position, like in Guo [2002] which has considered the non-homogeneous structure of the beam. It has been proved that the exponential stabilization of the uniform SCOLE model is impossible to achieve by boundary feedback from the natural output signals (the speed and the angular velocity of the rigid body) (see Rao [1995]). Thus the non-uniform SCOLE model is not exponentially stabilizable in general, by using these signals. Although the exponential stabilization of the SCOLE model can be obtained by high order output feedback (see Guo [2002] and Rao [1995]), the corresponding closed-loop system is not well-posed. In addition, such a feedback is difficult to realize in practice. Thus we have to compromise for strong stabilization. Following a recent strong stabilization theorem for passive systems in Curtain and Weiss [2007], we have shown that the non-uniform SCOLE model is strongly stabilizable by static output feedback from either the speed or the angular velocity of the rigid body.

KW - Infinite-dimensional systems

KW - Output feedback control

KW - Time-invariant systems

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=79961019106&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.3182/20080706-5-KR-1001.3810

DO - 10.3182/20080706-5-KR-1001.3810

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AN - SCOPUS:79961019106

SN - 9783902661005

T3 - IFAC Proceedings Volumes (IFAC-PapersOnline)

BT - Proceedings of the 17th World Congress, International Federation of Automatic Control, IFAC

T2 - 17th World Congress, International Federation of Automatic Control, IFAC

Y2 - 6 July 2008 through 11 July 2008

ER -