Overcoming a fundamental time-domain performance limitation by nonlinear control

B.G.B. Hunnekens, N. van de Wouw, D. Nešić

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It is well-known that fundamental performance limitations exist when using linear feedback control for linear systems. In this note, we present an example of a nonlinear control strategy that can achieve a time-domain performance specification that cannot be obtained by any linear controller. In particular, we present a variable-gain control approach that meets an overshoot requirement that cannot be met by any linear controller.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)277-281
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2016


  • Fundamental tradeoff
  • Nonlinear analysis
  • Nonlinear control
  • Nonlinear gain
  • Time-domain performance


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