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### How do I solve an optimal control problem where the dynamics depend on some function of the state?

A typical optimal control problem with state $x(t)$ and control $y(t)$ can be expressed as $$\max_{x(t), y(t)} \int_0^{t_1} f(t,x(t), y(t)) dt$$ subject to $x'(t)= g(t, x(t), y(t))$ and boundary ...
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### Observability using the Discrete Extended Kalman Filter (EKF)

I have built (several) discrete Extended Kalman Filters (EKF). The system model I am building has 9 states, and 10 observations. I see that most of the states converge except one. All except 1-2 of ...
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### How to optimise feed-forward control of a process based on a prediction using the prediction confidence?

I'm looking for a control method for a production process with the following characteristics: 1 control variable many process parameters (+-50) 1 resulting variable continuous measurement of ...
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### Is the viscosity solution of Hamilton-Jacobi equation of practical use in optimal control?

My understanding is, given an optimal control problem, one can show that the optimal cost satisfies a Hamilton-Jacobi PDE and use dynamic programming to figure out the optimal control. However, ...
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### Stability of the optimal control law

in linear optimal control,linear quadratic regulator,we have a system of the form: x=Ax+Bu,the optimal control law U is a state feedback,it's a function of the riccati equation solution and the state ...
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### Optimising driving speed of stepper motor for maximum acceleration by trial and error

I'm writing code for a microcontroller that will ramp up the speed of a stepper motor as quickly as possible, for a jig that I'm building, that moves a workpiece from one position to another along a ...
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### LQR vs. Numerical Optimal Control

I'm a little confused by the differences between LQR control and numerical optimal control (such as direct multiple shooting, direct collocation and pseudospectral optimal control). It seems that LQR ...
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### How many controllers of output or state are available? [closed]

Im in daily basis see a lot of controller. Sliding mode PID. Fuzzy, adapttive. Controller based on lyapunov etc. But how many are they that are actually in use in industry and when do we use them? ...
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### Which course to take? Optimal control? Nonlinear control? [closed]

I have tried to compare two courses, and there seems to be some overlap, but not as much. Which method is better when controlling a nonlinear system? Also, what is the main difference between the two?
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### Open loop versus closed loop Model Predictive Control

I hear a lot about open loop and closed loop Model Predictive Control (MPC). What is the difference between an open loop MPC and a closed loop MPC? Any block diagram demonstrating the difference is ...
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### Efficiency of off road vehicles [closed]

Im working on efficienxy of heavy vehicle. Since i never had any experience with this kimd of things ( cars ) i dont have so much insight in what kind of efficiencys are important in vehicle. I have ...
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### Transfer function with cancellable zero pole and controllability

I have a transfer function (From Ogata's Modern Control Engineering) $$\frac{s+2.5}{(s+2.5)(s-1)}$$ and the theory says the system has a pole zero cancellation and is uncontrollable. They said that ...
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### MPC controller unable to control the height of the quadcopter

I am trying to develop a model predictive controller for my quadcopter. As the equations are non-linear in nature, I linearized the quadcopter at a hovering point. After linearizing, I discretized it ...
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### Optimizing error for PID based control of Line Following Robot

I am working to find the optimal PID gains of my line following robot. To do this, I need to optimize any performance index dependent on the error (a typical example is the integral absolute error). ...
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### What is the meaning of this symbol in Control System Diagram

I was reading the paper "Full-Speed Range Self-Balancing Electric Motorcycles Without the Handlebar" released in March 2016 by Professor Yang and Murakami in Keio University. I couldn't ...
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### Issue with LQR Q matrix for a cart-pendulum model

I am currently trying to develop a controller using LQR for a Segway. The model that I am using is an inverted pendulum on a massless cart. I have made animations of the uncontrolled pendulum and of ...