Power shaping control of nonlinear systems: a benchmark example

E. Garcia Canseco, R. Ortega, J.M.A. Scherpen, D. Jeltsema

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It is well known that energy balancing control is stymied by the presence of pervasive dissipation. To overcome this problem in electrical circuits, the authors recently proposed the alternative paradigm of power shaping—where, as suggested by its name, stabilization is achieved shaping a function akin to power instead of the energy function. In this paper we extend this technique to general nonlinear systems and apply it for the stabilization of the benchmark tunnel diode circuit. It is shown that, in contrast with other techniques recently reported in the literature, e.g. piece– wise approximation of nonlinearities, power shaping yields a simple linear static state feedback that ensures (robust) global asymptotic stability of the desired equilibrium.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLagrangian and Hamiltonian Methods for Nonlinear Control 2006 : proceedings from the 3rd IFAC workshop, Nagoya, Japan, July 2006
EditorsF. Bullo, K. Fujimoto
Place of PublicationBerlin
ISBN (Print)978-3-540-73889-3
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences
ISSN (Print)0170-8643


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