Contact geometry and its application to control

Peter Vassiliou

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    Abstract

    The purpose of this note is to describe a recent generalisation of the well-known Goursat normal form and explore its possible role in control theory. For instance, we give a new, straightforward, general procedure for linearising nonlinear control systems, including time-varying, fully nonlinear systems and we illustrate the method by elementary pedagogical examples. We also exhibit an apparently non-flat control system which can nevertheless be explicitly linearised and therefore posseses an infinite symmetry group
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAdvances in the theory of control, signals and systems with physical modelling : Lecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences : 407
    EditorsJ Levine, P Mullhaupt
    Place of PublicationGermany
    PublisherSpringer
    Pages225-237
    Number of pages13
    Volume407
    ISBN (Print)9783642161346
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2009
    EventAdvances in the theory of control, signals and systems with physical modelling - Lausanne, Switzerland
    Duration: 1 Jan 200930 Jun 2009

    Conference

    ConferenceAdvances in the theory of control, signals and systems with physical modelling
    CountrySwitzerland
    CityLausanne
    Period1/01/0930/06/09

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    Vassiliou, P. (2009). Contact geometry and its application to control. In J. Levine, & P. Mullhaupt (Eds.), Advances in the theory of control, signals and systems with physical modelling : Lecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences : 407 (Vol. 407, pp. 225-237). Germany: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-16135-3