Synopses & Reviews
This volume--dedicated to Michael K. Sain on the occasion of his seventieth birthday--is a collection of chapters covering recent advances in stochastic optimal control theory and algebraic systems theory. Written by experts in their respective fields, the chapters are thematically organized into four parts: * Part I focuses on statistical control theory, where the cost function is viewed as a random variable and performance is shaped through cost cumulants. In this respect, statistical control generalizes linear-quadratic-Gaussian and H-infinity control. * Part II addresses algebraic systems theory, reviewing the use of algebraic systems over semirings, modules of zeros for linear multivariable systems, and zeros in linear time-delay systems. * Part III discusses advances in dynamical systems characteristics. The chapters focus on the stability of a discontinuous dynamical system, approximate decentralized fixed modes, direct optimal adaptive control, and stability of nonlinear systems with limited information. * Part IV covers engineering education and includes a unique chapter on theology and engineering, one of Sain's latest research interests. The book will be a useful reference for researchers and graduate students in systems and control, algebraic systems theory, and applied mathematics. Requiring only knowledge of undergraduate-level control and systems theory, the work may be used as a supplementary textbook in a graduate course on optimal control or algebraic systems theory.
Life has many surprises. One of the best surprises is meeting a caring mentor, an encouraging collaborator, or an enthusiastic friend. This volume is a tribute to P- fessor Michael K. Sain, who is such a teacher, colleague, and friend.On the beautiful fall day of October 27, 2007, friends, families, colleagues, and former students ga- ered at a workshop held in Notre Dame, Indiana. This workshop brought together many people whose lives have been touched by Mike to celebrate his milestone 70th birthday, and to congratulate him on his contributions in the elds of systems, c- cuits, and control. Mike was born on March 22, 1937, in St. Louis, Missouri. After obtaining his B.S.E.E. and M.S.E.E. at St. Louis University, he went on to study at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaignfor his doctoral degree. With his Ph.D. degree c- plete, he came to the University of Notre Dame in 1965 as an assistant professor. He became an associate professor in 1968, a full professor in 1972, and the Frank M. Freimann Chair in Electrical Engineering in 1982. He has remained at and loved the University of Notre Dame for over 40 years. Mike also held a number of consu- ing jobs throughout his career. Most notably, he consulted with the Energy Controls Division of Allied-Bendix Aerospace from 1976 to 1988 and the North American Operations branch of the Research and Development Laboratory of General Motors Corporation for a decade, 1984 1994."
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This volume is a collection of chapters covering recent advances in stochastic optimal control theory and algebraic systems theory. The book will be a useful reference for researchers and graduate students in systems and control, algebraic systems theory, and applied mathematics. Requiring only knowledge of undergraduate-level control and systems theory, the work may be used as a supplementary textbook in a graduate course on optimal control or algebraic systems theory.
Table of Contents
Preface Acknowledgments List of Contributors Part I. Statistical Control Introduction and Literature Survey of Statistical Control: Going Beyond the Mean / Chang-Hee Won, Ronald W. Diersing, adn Stephen Yurkovich Cumulant Control Systems: The Cost-Variance, Discrete-Time Case / Luis Cosenza, Michael K. Sain, Ronald W. Diersing, and Chang-Hee Won Statistical Control of Stochastic Systems Incorporating Integral Feedback: Performance Robustness Analysis / Khanh D. Pham Multi-Cumulant and Pareto Solutions for Tactics Change Prediction and Performance Analysis in Stochastic Multi-Team Noncooperative Games \ Khanh D. Pham, Stanley R. Liberty, and Gang Jin A Multiobjective Cumulant Control Problem \ Ronald W. Diersing, Michael K. Sain, and Chang-Hee Won Part II. Algebraic Systems Theory Systems over a Semiring: Realization and Decoupling / Ying Shang and Michael K. Sain Modules of Zeroes for Linear Multivariable Systems / Cheryl B. Schrader and Bostwick F. Wyman Zeroes in Linear Time-Delay Systems / Giuseppe Conte and Anna Maria Perdon Part III. Dynamic Systems Characteristics On the Status of the Stability Theory of Discontinuous Dynamical Systems \ Anthony N. Michel and Ling Hou Direct Adaptive Optimal Control: Biologically Inspired Feedback Control \ Draguna Vrabie and Frank Lewis Characterization and Calculation of Approximate Decentralized Fixed Modes (ADFMs) \ Edward J. Davison and Amir G. Aghdam Some New Nonlinear and Symbol Manipulation Techniques to Mitigate Adverse Effects of High PAPR in OFDM Wireless Communications \ Byung Moo Lee and Rui J. P. de Figueiredo Homogeneous Domination and the Decentralized Control Problem for Nonlinear System Stabilization \ Jason Polendo, Chunjiang Qian, and Cheryl B. Schrader Volterra Control Synthesis \ Patrick M. Sain Part IV. Engineering Education The First Professional Degree: Master of Engineering? \ Peter Dorato Theology and Engineering: A Conversation in Two Languages \ Barbara K. Sain Publications of Michael K. Sain Index